What are the demerits of electoral competition?
The demerits of electoral competition are as follows:
- It creates a sense of disunity and factionalism in every locality. Different political parties and leaders often level allegations against each other.
- Parties and candidates often use ‘dirty tricks’ to win elections. The pressure to win electoral battles does not allow sensible long-term policies to be formulated.
- Some good people who may wish to serve the country do not enter this arena.
- They do not like the idea of being dragged into unhealthy competition.