Dawn's editorial today explores why the induction of electables ─ put simply: candidates who can win elections ─ can weaken political parties, subsequently weakening democracy.

Weak political parties tend to weaken democracy as all party decision-making is concentrated in a few hands at the top. That may suit the party leaders, especially those who wield hereditary power, but it tends to weaken ties to the local party member or activist and thwarts democratic debate inside political parties.

Read more here.