Pre-election debates and their significance in a democratic society


Each of us is a witness of how with a certain periodicity comes the term of elections to the legislative and executive power, when for the population of our country comes the opportunity to exercise the right to choose and honestly fulfill their civic duty to the country. In the Russian Federation, elections are held both at the level of local councils and in the Supreme Council. In addition, the elections of the President of our country are held every 5 years, and all registered candidates usually hold pre-election debates.

During the entire period of political campaigning, candidates have the right to place their posters on advertising sites, publish in the press, hold meetings with voters, as well as develop their own political programs. However, the greatest interest among all events of this type is caused by the majority of the population electoral debates on the air, when the whole country gets the opportunity to objectively evaluate this or that candidate for the seat in the executive or legislative branch.

The ability to speak and formulate your thoughts correctly is a mandatory requirement not only for the applicant for any election position, but also for all people whose activities are related to public speaking. In addition, charisma and visual appeal are also important, because a person must inspire trust and respect among voters. In this case, it is likely that a large part of the population will vote for such a person. Pre-election debates make it possible to the greatest extent to understand all the features of the electoral program for the development of a country or region (if elections are to local councils), as well as to obtain valid arguments in favor of this particular program.

As a rule, most of these meetings take place in a one-to-one situation, when two candidates communicate directly with each other, but in some countries political debates may be of a different nature and be held in the format of three or four candidates simultaneously. Currently, the media have received a very large development, in connection with which the format of such “political battles” most often includes the following persons:

- leading (or two leading);

- direct candidates;

- their supporters and opponents from among the population who are in the studio of the TV channel;

- a number of experts on various issues (scientists, specialists, doctors and so on).

Pre-election debates most often highlight the acute social aspects of the lives of ordinary citizens, and also touch upon many unresolved issues. Unfortunately, many candidates are able to slyly manipulate the population, promising, if elected, a quick resolution of the sore problem. However, after the elections, more often than not, such issues remain unresolved, and many people again pledge themselves not to believe the empty promises of candidates.

In addition to direct meetings of the candidates among themselves, they are often invited to the studio for the possibility of an open telephone conversation with the public. In this case, each person has the opportunity to call, ask a question or share a sore problem. It is very important for a simple voter to be heard, therefore sometimes with the filing of the candidate’s generous hand a difficult problem is resolved.

Listening to meetings of the State Duma, where parliamentary debates precede the adoption of important state bills and regulations, can also be quite interesting. In this case, you can personally verify which party and how many deputies vote for this or that project, as a result of which you can draw conclusions about this or that political course.

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