Why Does voting For Leaders End in Trumps?

The Bundestag (parliament) of Germany has ended in a tight race against Greece for second place. Greek Presidentakis has promised to resign if the votes cast in favor of Greece win the election. Why does this event affect the global economy? First, let us look at why we elect leaders of countries around the world? We elect them because they have more or less power to create policy and solve problems.


In a multiparty system like the US one, leaders make promises, set standards, bind themselves to them, and so on. But in a multi-party democracy like Germany, the parties cannot agree on a single platform, thus a solution is sought by one party against another. This system brings about instability. Leaders may promise something, but what they really can do is only what they can get away with at the moment.


The same reason why a leader cannot claim that his/her party is perfect is that no party in itself is perfect. It is only the leadership that claims the magic formula. When voting takes place in Germany, the leader of the National Democratic Party (PDP) is voted into office, the center-left Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the center-right Christian Democratic Union (�), the Social Democratic Party (SPD), and the Green Party of Germany (Greens) are voted as the “big parties”. This is a clear indication that voting for the right leader in a multiparty system is not an objective evaluation, but is based on self-interest.


The reality is that a leader may receive votes from his/her party base, but they cannot govern effectively without the consent of the governed. How could any such government function in the world today when most of its members want it to share the burden of budgetary policies with the rest of the population? How could it implement its programs and maintain its international alliances when it lacks confidence in the competence of its leaders? The fact that leaders can only claim their popularity by intimidating the opposition and then taking over democratic processes is not a sign of legitimacy. This kind of leadership should be condemned and rejected by those who follow world history.


To understand why voting for leaders only leads to self-interest is to understand how the world works. Here, we refer to the reality that there is no such thing as a “leader” or “government” that exists outside the boundaries of a country. Leaders serve as agents for the power of their people, but their actions have long-term effects on the people they lead. They are elected because their party voters want them, not because they possess skills that define a leader. Leaders who abuse their position are subject to immediate removal, and those who serve the people effectively and continue to inspire trust are not challenged when their time comes to leave power.


Leaders who do not resign when they are no longer fit to lead are viewed by their constituents as a valuable commodity. If the public feels they have a right to question their leaders, they will not hesitate to hold them accountable through voting for new leaders. Similarly, if they feel that it is important to have a leading leader to set the course for world affairs, they will not hesitate to support that person. In short, the concept of voting for leaders as a way to keep the government honest is nothing more than a sham. Those who claim that voting for leaders serves the best interests of the people are either lying or have not read their political books lately.


The only way that voting for leaders actually keeps governments honest is by ensuring that leaders who win the votes get subsequent elections at the general election. If no one wins the election for the presidential office, then no one can serve as a leader. So, while voting for a candidate may make sense at the beginning of a government, it is foolhardy from the point of view of the future stability of world governments if voting for leaders does not become a regular part of the process. No matter what happens, those who elect individuals who will lead the nations will always elect honest leaders who serve the best interests of their constituents.


Unfortunately, the United States has a tradition of voting for leaders and voting for specific leaders. That is unfortunate and has caused our nation much harm over the years. I sincerely hope that my views on voting for leaders will be understood and that this message will be passed on to others who might be interested in learning more about world leaders. World leaders who have led nations that are today considered great worldwide leaders are quite smart people, and learning more about their leadership styles would benefit everyone on the planet.

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