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September 20, 2019

Time for politicians to think seriously about campaign promises

Elections are seen from different points of view by people and politicians. People tend to see elections as a weapon to get rid of incompetent politicians from office, or as a process to prolong the political life of efficient and honest lawmakers.
However, politicians, whether competent or otherwise, view elections as a tool to gain or hold onto power.
Although they view elections differently from the populace, they are not in a position to completely neglect the wishes of voters, and thus they make campaign promises to help people get out of their troubles or find more success. In hindsight, it is obvious that not all campaign promises are kept.
People do not accept politicians who break campaign promises. Therefore, politicians who have broken their promises are not likely to be elected.  On the other hand, it can clearly be seen that politicians who can keep their campaign promises or political novices who have never made promises are in a better position than the promise breakers in elections. Therefore, it is important that politicians think seriously about their campaign promises before making them to the public.

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