Dynastic succession is a challenge to political parties

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(i) Since most political parties do not practise open and transparent procedures for their functioning, there are very few ways for an ordinary worker to rise to the top of a party.

(ii) Those who happen to be the leaders are in position of favouring people close to them or even their family members.

(iii) In many parties, the top positions are always controlled by members of one family.

(iv) This is unfair to other members of that party. This is also bad for democracy, since people who do not have adequate experience or popular support come to occupy positions of power.

This tendency is present in some measure all over the world, including in some of the older democracies.


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