While I’m aware that this may be very difficult, time consuming and worthy of a new game, and although this has probably been thought about and raised before, I still think the one main restriction on Democracy should be pointed out: there is only a simple, direct election for two parties and a near all-powerful president (the political capital, while good, doesn’t really cover it all).
For a start, there are only two parties. Ok, I recognise that it would probably be a nightmare to code in new political parties, but one idea could be that pressure groups could form their own parties if sufficiently irritated by both parties.
Next, surely the opposition should have a manifesto? There should be things attracting people to the other party, rather than just dissatisfaction with your own.
The law-making process seems flawed as well. In Democracy 2, the President pretty much has uncontrolled power, apart from the small restriction of political capital, and is the only one that makes laws. Since in real life, laws are made by elected representatives (another thing missing) surely this should be represented somehow? Have groups of MPs, with sympathies like the Cabinet Ministers and certain factors influencing their view of the government, like the voter groups.
Lastly, the election system. To be honest, this is probably the least important point, yet still deserves consideration. Probably proportional representation with the MPs would be the best first step, yet other systems, such as First Past the Post and Two Rounds ought to be considered.
All this said, I should point out that I do really like this game, and it’s the best country management one out there - I just think it could be even better.