What are the merits and demerits of political competition?
The following are certain merts of political competitions:
- Election provides equal choices and oppurtunities to all to change the current ruler and elect the desired leader.
- If political competition is not there, elections will become pointless.
- Electoral competition is more suitable in the long run.
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