Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Choosing a candidate by Deliberative polling

On Sunday June 4, a historic political event was succesfully completed.
For the first time in political history, a political party chose its candidate for an election by deliberative polling. Panos Alexandris was nominated as the candidate of PASOK for the mayorship of Marousi as a result of a process that resembles a practice of the ancient Athens democracy. (There, at the time, there were citizens' juries and legislative commissions of several hundreds, as well as the Council of 500 that set the agenda for the Assembly, the public forum - all chosen by lot. Lottery provided for an equal chance to participate, while deliberation ensured an informed outcome). ...continues here!

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