Democracy is based on the rights of the people. If a country follows a democracy it is essentially ruled by the people. During elections the people are essentially voting for the laws that they like, and they believe would most benefit both them, and their country. Democratic elections are not about the leaders, but rather about the people voting for the politicians. If there were to be no democracy, there would be an extent of anarchy within the country. This would occur because the country would turn into another type of government where decisions are made by one person or a group of people based on their own motivating factors.