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Debate: Asian democracies, disallow succession of close relatives to top posts

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-*As most of them would already have established themselves in political scene through the influential family member succession can be due to cronism as opposed to capability-based appointment.+*As most of them would already have established themselves in political scene through the influential family member succession can be due to cronism as opposed to capability-based appointment. For example, in Malaysian politics, many link the quick elevation to power of Khairy Jamaluddin, at only 32 now is the Deputy Chief of UMNO Youth and a Member of Parliament, is linked with his father-in-law being the Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi
-*The politically established family member could use the successor are a means to still exert influence and power over the government, thus any changes in the political scene is only superficial and not substantiated in new policies and ideas+*The politically established family member could use the successor are a means to still exert influence and power over the government, thus any changes in the political scene is only superficial and not substantiated in new policies and ideas.

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Should Asian democracies disallow succession of close relatives to top posts?

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Background and Context of Debate:

Does possible cronism & nepotism supersede right of individual to run for post?

Yes

  • As most of them would already have established themselves in political scene through the influential family member succession can be due to cronism as opposed to capability-based appointment. For example, in Malaysian politics, many link the quick elevation to power of Khairy Jamaluddin, at only 32 now is the Deputy Chief of UMNO Youth and a Member of Parliament, is linked with his father-in-law being the Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi
  • The politically established family member could use the successor are a means to still exert influence and power over the government, thus any changes in the political scene is only superficial and not substantiated in new policies and ideas.





No

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Does it turn democracy into a form of monarchy?

Yes

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No

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Does it undermine the credibility of the candidate & jeopardize his ability to serve the people?

Yes

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No

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