The accuracy, precision and pulchritude with which, any democratic election is carried out in the world, is inversely proportional to the strength of the binding between the platform of the winning party and the final execution of their acts of government.
That expectable strictness in the process only goes to show how ”transparent” the system is, when handling people’s will, although that transparency starts to blur only hours after the cast of the result.
Like mistresses of the powerful, we resign ourselves to play this cheap ”role”, of being carefully listened to, or at least carefully allowed to speak once a while, and with hardly any effect on reality.
The second alibi for this consulting mechanism is for politicians and ruling govs to have a cover for their acts by making people accountable, even for the most unforeseen measures and decisions.
That supposed accountability, is what turns your abstention into guilt, if you don’t have your two feet firmly standing on the ground of conviction.