All right. I’ll keep it simple:
Back in the days when I studied political science, I remember reading an academic definition of what an ‘established democracy’ is. According to this definition, an established democracy is a country in which a party/leader has been voted in democratically, and then voted out in a further election. So basically, there have to be at least two elections with contrasting outcomes for a democracy to be considered stable.
I don’t want to start a big debate here, I’m just wondering if someone knows where that definition came from. Or maybe if the definition has a name? I’ve tried googling for it, but haven’t found anything.