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 What are the merits and demerits of political competetion?

Asked by Debanwesh Bose(student) , on 3/3/13

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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

Posted by Sushrita Das(MeritNation Expert)on 5/3/13

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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

  • advantage of political parties is that they give the voters a versatile choise for them to select there leade

Posted by Rosy Got U Agyn...(student)on 3/3/13

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I would appreciate a bit more points on merits but anyway thanks for it

Posted by Debanwesh Bose(student)on 3/3/13

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Merits - 1. if there is no competition elections will become pointless.

2. this system works better in a long run. In an ideal would all political leaders know what is good for the people and so serve them not rule over them.

3. Regular electoral competitions provide incentive to political parties and leaders.they know if they raise issues that people want to be raised, their popularity and chances  of victory will increase in the next elections.

Posted by Sneha Arora(student)on 4/3/13

MERITS

1. if there is no competition elections will become pointless.

2. this system works better in a long run. In an ideal would all political leaders know what is good for the people and so serve them not rule over them.

3. Regular electoral competitions provide incentive to political parties and leaders.they know if they raise issues that people want to be raised, their popularity and chances of victory will increase in the next elections.

DEMERITS

  1. it creates a sense of disunity and factionalism in locality.
  2. political parties often level allegations against each other.
  3. political parrties often use dirty tricks to win elections.
  4. this pressure to win elections does not allow sensible long term policies to be formulated.
  5. some people who wish to serve the country do not enter this arena. they do not like the idea of being dragged into unhealthy competition.

Posted by Aditya Singh(student)on 5/3/13

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