When the Prime Minister resigns as party leader, a new leader, and PM, is elected by the party membership. Problems are
- The election of the PM is out of the hands of the electorate.
- There is no guarantee the election will be either democratic or transparent.
- There is scope for abuse, a popular leader chosen for election, but replaced with an extremist when the party is in power.
- PM may be someone whose qualities are totally unknown to the electorate.