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The democratic character of a decision fully relies on the quality of its processes.

A decision can be qualified as democratic or not, according to whether its processes earnestly and fairly took into account the wishes and interests of all. The content of the decision plays no role whatsoever in this judgement. A benevolent and honest dictatorship or bureaucracy can very well take high-quality decisions for the common good, and democracies disastrous ones.
The greatest danger a democracy is confronted with is the attempt by a minority to take over the power, the concentration of power in a small number of hands, generally from within the structure itself, and often at the higher levels of responsibility. The processes of a democracy must therefore protect it against this specific form of malevolence, anticipate all possible forms of attack and prevent them. For example, transparent ballot boxes make sure that they were not filled before the start of the election. These procedures must be considered as a security system, like a chain of which all links are coherent with one another, and whose total strength is that of the weakest link.
The online democracy software KuneAgi is in the same situation. Its design must prevent the largest possible number of actions through which some would concentrate power in their hands, with the specific feature that this malevolence can be performed by participants in the platform themselves, and even by the system administrators. This is why is was designed as an integrated, coherent and closed system. This is the price to pay for it to deter enough the bulk of potential malevolence - even if absolute security does not exist, and no system can be considered as absolutely water-tight. By achieving this, participants are freed from the worry of attempting to circumvent the rules, and can dedicate themselves bona fide to the substantial reflection on action proposals, within the framework of fair and accepted rules.