The 10 most democratic countries in the world
Amazing as this sounds – almost gets rid of the need for political parties, doesn’t it? – the system has its drawbacks. Because voters needed to approve giving women the franchise, for example, Swiss women were held back from voting until 1971. In one canton, the motion didn’t pass referendum until 1991. Other absurd votes have included giving all Swiss free money (rejected) and giving all Swiss six weeks paid holiday a year (also rejected). Man, who are the people saying no to free money and extra holidays?