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A shamocracy is any political system that pretends to be democratic without being democratic. Examples include apartheid systems, disproportional misrepresentation, and all out autocracies who call themselves "democratic".
Canada's electoral system is a shamocracy because their voting system is so disproportional that majority of Canadian votes count for nothing, and they typically get a fake-majority government that only a minority of voters support.
by Leif-a-roni October 12, 2016
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It is commonplace in North Africa and the Middle East to establish irremovable autocracies through the medium of shamocracy.
dictatorship autocratic autocracies sham democracy
by mr g money February 10, 2011
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