Politics on the move

| 3 april 2011

Today democracy Every four years, the public is given the opportunity to directly influence the democratic process by participating in general elections. These elections are the most accessible way a voter has to influence the composition of the public administration click now.
Before the elections take place, the political parties are in a race to get the most attention possible. People are being asked for their opinions and many views are being pitched.

In the event of a coalition government, the inevitable political compromises made whilst the constituent parties attempt to manoeuvre into power, often requires the abandonment of the very polices which lead them to be elected in the first place.
This apparent disparity between pre-election manifestos and the policies actually pursued by parties when in government can lead to voter apathy and a general disengagement from the political process.

Many people no longer feel at home with one of the current political parties and change their votes according to promises made during elections; the ever growing group of floating voters.
Evidence suggests that voters are becoming more sophisticated when forming their political ideas, no longer content to simply follow traditional voting patterns based on single party loyalty.
The internet has given voters unprecedented access to party publicity material and pre-election comment. The various voting tools now available online enable voters to develop significant insight into the political positions of the participating parties. The outcome from these tools, no matter how divers they may be, all show a similar picture. No party fits for 100% at the wishes of the individual constituent.

Continuous Direct Democracy

The voter that no longer wants his vote to be discarded should be able to choose from all views on all subjects about which is decided in parliament.
This solution has a name: continuous direct democracy. The constituent keeps his vote, there for his voice and doesn’t loose it for the next four years to a political party he didn’t vote for at elections. Within a continuous direct democratic regime a citizen has the possibility to emerge as deep as he wants, up to the highest level of information, in every issue at hand in parliament. That way he can make a decision which normally is only reserved for members of parliament.

Continuous direct democracy asks a review of the constitution. The solution to this practical problem is to form an intermediary party, a party that works by the principles of direct democracy.
A party that relieves citizens and simultaneously makes sure that people can keep on selecting at every desired decision level.
This party is a temporary form of direct democracy; a way to get changes in gear within the politic system; a way that doesn’t ask for an immediate change in legislation or constitution.

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