Elections is one way to safeguard that when every person has a vote and can express his or her opinions. But there are other important tools like separation of powers, the court should be independent, the media should be independent, like basic civil and human rights which cannot be violated even if the majority is in favor of that. That's at least as important as having elections, if not more important. And what's happening now is that this traditional tool of elections become even more problematic because it's becoming increasingly easy to manipulate it.

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