There aren't any Democratic governments in the world that I am aware of. I have a degree in Political Science and could be considered an expert on the inner working of government in my country, The United States of America. I am not a "foremost expert", as for that, I would have to have a doctorate. I am not an expert on international politics as my focus was on national politics and the history of political thought at University. That said, I don't think there's a single true Democracy in the world. The United States is what we call a "Representative Democracy." In an ideal world we elect representatives (and Senators for some bizarre reason) and they act in our best interests and create laws, which the President signs or gives a veto.
The problem with this system of government is obvious in that one party (I'm not naming names, but we all know which one I'm talking about) is refusing to do its job of actually... you know... voting on things, or in fact, serving the will of the people. To them, it is in the best interests of the people that terrorists be unimpeded in the purchase of automatic weapons and grenade launchers. To them, it is in the best interests of the people that only the rich get higher education. As a result progressive laws preventing terrorists from owning guns and allowing poor people to go to college are anathema, so not only will they not be passed; they won't even be voted on....
Democracy didn't survive the Peloponnesian war. Don't kid yourself that it survives today.
The thing is that SOMEHOW this clusterfuck we call Democracy could get even worse if we're STUPID enough to elect Donald Trump president. Europeans must be horrified that a man like him could be NOMINATED at all.... They can at least take comfort in that he has alienated Latinos, Blacks, Asians, Women, Native Americans, and Democrats. So he's going to lose in a massive landslide to a not very popular Democratic nominee, because she's the "lesser of two evils" to enough of the populace.
I love my country, but goddamn, it is hard to love some times.