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Forget ideas—do the maths, and it’s clear political leadership always comes down to character

Every British and American election in 70 years has boiled down to character—who is the leader that’s got what it takes?

By Andrew Adonis   October 2017

I have a theory of national elections. The best leader wins and nothing else matters. It’s that simple.

This applies to all “two-horse” national elections in stable democracies where elections are free and fair, and covers all the pre-eminent constitutional states whether their national elections are presidential (as in the United States and France) or parliamentary (as in the UK, Germany, India, Japan, Canada and Australia).

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