I believe this is a question that requires an answer from a person's personal experience of governance. How has the system of governance affected you personally and the said region or country as a whole? I like to think this should be the actual reference needed in determining which system of governance is most suitable for country.
Drawing from the reference stated above, the democratic governance of my country which happens to be Nigeria, is performing poorly below expectations. My personal opinion is that military rule is the most suitable for my country.
Ever since the military handed over power to a democratically elected leader in 1999, very little has changed and have been achieved over the years. We continue to experience general breakdown in the law of governace, breach of public trust by our leaders and increasing looting of public funds. It is so bad that people opt politics as a professional career. They spend billions from their personal accounts on campaigns just to get into office with the hopes of recovering more than the amount spent before being elected. A poor person if elected, becomes a billionaire over night.
During the military rule, nothing of this nature as stated above were experienced. Things were far better than now. Products were cheap, petroleum was at a record low, the general cost of living was affordable below average. There was little or no conflicts and killings as we experience today. People in public offices were accountable for any mishap that occurred within their jurisdictions. There was complete enforcement of law and order. The only problem with military rule is the forceful enactment of laws without any public opinion or deliberation.
But I guess things are beginning to change with the new government in place. We've begin experiencing to a certain level changes needed by the populace. People in public offices are beginning to be held accountable for their actions. The economy has also seen a significant rise with our GDP ranking as the highest in Africa. But still, a lot hasn't been done, at least not enough to call our democratic government the best system in Nigeria.