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‘Power sharing is the essence of a democratic government.’ Examine the statement.

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(i) Power is shared among different organs of government, such as the legislature, executive and judiciary also called as Horizontal power sharing. Example – India 

(ii) Power can be shared among governments at different levels – a general government for the entire country and governments at the provincial or regional level. Example – India (Union Government & State Government) 

(iii) Community government – Power may also be shared among different social groups such as the religious and linguistic groups. Example – Belgium 

(iv) Power-sharing between political parties, pressure groups and movements – Such competition ensures that power does not remain in one hand.

(v) In the long run, power is shared among different political parties that represent different ideologies and social groups.

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