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Introduction Greece where many of the most important scientific and philosophical questions are thought to have first arisen is also considered by most to be the birthplace of demokratia or as we regard it democracy A system for and by the people democracy has since transcended its early Athenian practice to become the most predominant political system in the world today Thus wouldnt it be fitting to think that by now Greece of all places would have found equilibrium throughout every aspect of a system it birthed several thousand years ago Logically this would make sense but a democratic system of governance hasnt always been the preferred practice in Greece In fact Greeces democratic model is still relatively young when taking into account that it was only reestablished in 1974 after years of Ottoman authoritarian and military rule Democracys reimplementation allowed Greece to tackle the number of problems which had arisen in terms of foreign relations economic development etc However with all of the democratic accomplishments of the last thirty years there still exist many irregularities or minuses in relation to their working model This essay will attempt to analyze Greeces system of democratic governance and assess the various problems which still linger while making note of the considerable advancements democratization has brought about Background Greece as a nation state emerged around 1830 after approximately 400 years of Ottoman rule Afterward the country had seen several shifts in governance from foreign imposed kings and princes to a series of monarchs after the countries declaration of 1924 whereby it was officially named the Hellenic Republic Between 1967 and 1974 the country operated under a strict military junta until its removal in 74 the result of a failed coup in Cyprus whereby it pronounced itself to be a presidential parliamentary republic Greeces newly defined democracy was seen as traditional since it included a constitution whereby civil liberties and the responsibilities of the executive legislative and
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