Why do we have regular elections?
In a democracy, people take decisions and make laws through their elected representatives.
- Through elections, they choose their new representatives to represent them in legislatures and parliament.
- These representatives take the decision and make laws.
- In this way, they keep the voices and interests of the people in their minds. Regular elections keep the representatives abreast of the needs and aspirations of the people in mind and act according to these.
- They know that if they do not prove equal to the needs and aspirations of the people, they may be thrown out and new representatives could be elected.