Many countries have democratic governments now. Democracy means government by the people. All adult citizens of a country have the right to vote in a democracy. This vote is extremely important because it determines the kind of government that comes in power.The role of the citizens becomes extremely important in a democracy.Democracy also means that all citizens are free to express their opinion in public. They can freely criticize the government, if they feel that it is not discharging its duties properly. They can even oppose its policies, but peacefully, without resorting to violence or breaking the laws.There is liberty for every citizen and everyone is equal before the law.