Problem: When the Prime Minister resigns, the new PM is not democratically elected

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.