Fairness of Election Process
When compared to other forms of governments, monarchies and dictatorships, democracy is the best form of government by far. Most of the nations have chosen the way of liberty and equality of people; their progress has always been a direct outcome of it. One of the things that makes democracy so effective is that people can decide whom they would be governed by.
Although democracy enjoys much more benefits than any other form of government in this world currently, there have always been doubts in the minds of people whether the election process is really fair. Although issues like ballot tampering and other illegal measures in developed countries are not considered to influence the verdict of people, some candidates can have an unfair edge over their competitors in other ways.
It is a well-known fact that a great deal of success of the presidential candidate depends on the publicity and the campaigns that they conduct before the elections. The better people see the candidate, the greater his chances of winning the elections are. Although this may not always be true, and the individual’s personal charisma and intellect also play a role in the victory, the magnitude of campaigns can influence the outcome of the elections to a large degree.
When we consider the fact that the person who has the greatest financial backing has the best chances of conducting a massive campaign, we can but see that the playing field is no longer equal. Therefore, the election process may not be fair in this sense.
Still, democracy is the best variant we witness as of today and the other political forms have more significant drawbacks.