Thus, since there is everywhere democracies, if we take in consideration the literal meaning of the word demos(the people) + krato(verb, rule/reign). Then it would be US all the commoners who rule this world.
How much is this true though?
In America, no matter which party and candidate gets into the oval office, the governing way are more or less the same.
Oil, medical and gun lobbies (and by extension multinational companies) still get their interests served either that's a democrat either that's a republican house majority.
And that's the world's largest and strongest democracy we are talking about.
In smaller countries such as Greece, Poland, Spain, Canada etc this phenomenon can be seen with greater ease.
A recent example In Greece is the SYRIZA party, a radical left (close to communist) party which Greeks voted to power exactly because it was radical and they needed radical decisions to get them out of the EU / Franco-German political and financial grasp.
Still, the "radical left " goverment when it came to matters of importance acted exactly the same way as the classic right party New Democracy would and although most of Greek people voted for economic (and by extension political) independence, the party bend knee to the German collosus and did the same thing as the previous goverment would do . The only difference of their reign was that criminals were treated much(too much) kindly from the state legal system.
And that's only one example in one small country, all of you must know and have seen such examples all over acroos the world in your respective countries.
Thus here is the question, does our vote really count? Or is this just an illusion so we keep busy with lesser problems and not focusing on the important matters?