Democratic socialism

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Democratic socialism is a branch of socialism which believes in democracy as a means and an end. It is not the same as Marxism-Leninism, which establishes a single party dictatorship. Examples of democratic socialists include Salvador Allende, the democratically elected President of Chile who was overthrown by a U.S.-backed coup de etat, Evo Morales, the current president of Bolivia, the United Kingdom Parliament's Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and Bernie Sanders, the current United States senator from Vermont.