I have often heard this term, “Dimoukhratia” (ديموخراطية), used by Arabic-speaking people when talking about the political situation in their countries. It seems that this word has made it into the Algerian lexicon and the first official definition of this word has been published today, April Fool’s Day, in the newest edition of the Dictionary of the Algerian Academy:
DIMOUKHRATIA f. n. XXe century, originated from the Greek word dêmokratia. Combines dima, “always”, khra , “excrements” and khorti, “bullshit”.
1. A political system founded on bullshit where sovereignty and the decisions which ensue are defecated literally or figuratively, directly or indirectly, by self-proclaimed representatives of the people. Dimoukhratia places the legitimacy of power in the people’s choice by virtue of free and occasionally transparent elections from predetermined selections of chronic bullshiters. It is founded on an eternally-repeating pattern of ‘khorti’. 2. adj. Describes anything that is based on bullshit, foulplay and/ or corrupt subterfuge whilst advocating an appearance of liberty and modernity eg. libertine behavior, all sorts of hideous vices. 3. Colloquial use: Dimoukhratia is often used in any combination with the words Châab, Irada and Houria in order to confect all sorts of political statements designed to bullshit the audience into believing the exact opposite of what is actually intended (i.e. khorti).
Dimoukhratia is so tightly linked with khorti that it is quite impossible to give it an accurate definition that isn’t in itself khorti fi khorti.