From the Constitution of Iraq: Article 2: First: Islam is the official religion of the State and it is a fundamental source of legislation: A. No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established. Full Text of Iraqi Constitution - washingtonpost.com Definition of Democracy: The democratic method is one in which people campaign competitively for the people's votes to achieve the power to make public decisions. Democracy - Dictionary Definition of Democracy Definition of Theocracy: Theocracy - the belief in government by divine guidance A state ruled by religious authority (See Article 2 of The Iraqi constitution) theocracy - definition of theocracy by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. Republicans insist that because Iraq votes, then its a democracy. Iran votes. Does that make it a democracy? Why is Iraq different than Iran when clearly both see that the government is to be formed around the Islamic religion?