Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Straight thoughts 53

December 14, 2000

To prevent early elections, called for political or strategic reasons, as it happened recently in Canada and in Israel, we should limit the number of terms one can serve as a Prime Minister (or Premier) to two. This measure levels the playing field and ensures that people will not continue to vote for the incumbent, who by then has learnt too well how to use the system and our money for his political gain.

In addition, we should establish a set period and time for elections, as it is in the US.
Many more reforms to the Election Acts are needed, but this would be a start.