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Definition of Demagogia

It is a way of governing a sector, town or country; based on lies and the tyranny of the one who governs. For example: Demagoguery is the ability to dress minor ideas with major words (Abraham Lincoln)

Political practice that seeks by all means to win the favor of the people.

By extension it can refer to the degradation of politics and democracy.


  1. Handling
  2. Falsehood
  3. Politics
  4. Swindle


  1. Democracy
  2. Fidelity
  3. Commitment
  4. Truth


Demagoguery is a term that comes from the Greek demos which means “people” and ago which means to drive. This can be translated as leading the town.

The demagoguery is a way of governing a sector, town or country; based on lies and the tyranny of the one who governs. Generally, false promises are used in order to manipulate the people. It is considered a corrupt political strategy to achieve greater dominance of societies.

Originally, the etymology of this word is translated as “lead the people“, an action that could be both positive and negative, guiding for better or worse. However, the Greek verb ago is not really a verb with a positive connotation.

Normally, the word demagoguery is used to refer to driving motivated by interests and benefits. In this sense, the word demagoguery is the leadership of a people to achieve personal interests, always for their own benefit.


Demagogia is exercised when one or more people make promises to the population, influencing their feelings, emotions and hopes. Promises that will not ultimately be kept and end up being a hoax.

In ancient Rome a demagogue was also a leader of a faction.

Bad Bunny and El Alfa perform a song called “Dema ga ge gi go gu”. Although the exact meaning is not known, it is assumed that they refer to demagoguery or a demagogue.