Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Political Science
Solutions
1. This cartoon was published in Canada just before its parliamentary elections of 2004. Everyone, including the cartoonist, expected the Liberal party to win once again.

Question:

This cartoon was published in Canada just before its parliamentary elections of 2004. Everyone, including the cartoonist, expected the Liberal party to win once again. When the results came, the Liberal Party lost the elections. Is this cartoon an argument against democracy or for democracy?

Answer:

The above given cartoon is an argument for democracy. In a democracy, voters decide to be in favour or against the ruling party. In this cartoon, the cartoonist expected the Liberal Party to win the elections. But still, he criticized the Liberal Party which he could do freely in a democracy.

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