"Demotic democracy" is a euphemism for "rule of the rabble," demos meaning "people" in Greek.
This is the worst nightmare of the elite and the basis of conservatism as the principle that some are better than others.
Obviously, the elite will marshall all means available to counter the rise of the rabble, which threatens the end of their privilege.
The Rise of Demotic Democracy in Europe
Mark Leonard | Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations