You would think, wouldn't you, that establishing a democratic government in a country would be a fairly straightforward process, once you have removed power from a previous dictatorship?
No I wouldn't, how many hundreds of years did it take this country to establish a democratic government and one could argue that we still do not have a truly democratic government with an unelected remnant of feudal society. Originally all just major landowners , aristocrats and bishops. The house of lords.
So to expect those countries where there is fundamental religious or tribal divide to suddenly embrace democracy is extremely naïve.
One could argue that some countries need strong leaders to keep warring factions in check but of course that also has can lead to terrible abuses.