Factors which enhance Democracy

Consent of the people, where they debate and participate freely in matters of national interest.
Equality among the people regardless of colour, sex or creed providing an opportunity for the disadvantaged to improve their status.
Equal access to various sources of information about issues and their possible consequences.
Peace and situations free from all forms of intimidation to allow people express their views.
A single system of law applying to all.
Democracy should balance the liberty of the individual with the power the State.
Openness which creates a culture of transparency and accountability.
Ideas,opinions and participants should freely compete for attention.
Partriotism should exist where citizens feel that they are an integral part of the government.