Essay on Election Management : The Communist Party Of China

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It is therefore safe to assume that election management is a problem that is widespread throughout Chinese villages. The Chinese people accept corruption as a natural part of elections proving it is a common issue. In 2013, more than 500 lawmakers in the city of Hengyang were caught in a vote buying scandal. The Communist Party of China issued a plan to fight corruption. The Chinese government called the corruption problem, “critical and complicated” (Avery, 2013). The Chinese government does not often admit to problems within the country. Their willingness to call the problem critical speaks to how significant it is. In response to the new government plan a citizen said, ““Frankly if the government was seriously trying to crack down on all the corruption cases in China, the government would in all likelihood be rendered useless and at a standstill” (Avery, 2013). Citizens view corruption as so infused with government that it is necessary to function. The widespread corruption in government also poses as a model for the rest of the country when it comes to elections. If lawmakers were being paid for their votes, why would citizens of Chinese villages not follow suit?
Most citizens, in all probability, do not view vote buying or managing elections as corruption. It viable they view it as a natural part of the election process. Vote buying can be easily rationalized: Lawmakers are paid a salary to vote and paid more money to vote a certain way. Therefore, it makes sense…

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