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Saakshi from APEEJAY SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: Social Science , asked on 21/12/11

 What are the demerits (disadvantages) of electoral competition?


saurav.ghosh , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 23/12/11

The following are certain demerits of electoral competition:

  • It creates disunity and factionalism

  • Candidates often use dirty tricks to discredit their opponents and win elections

  • Long term policies may become a casualty of electoral politics

  • Money power is often a crucial determinant of results in elections and smaller and independent candidates may not have sufficient resources to compete with big parties on equal terms

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Radhika Ac From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 21/12/11
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there is no scope for morality in electoral competition

and there are chances of rigging

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