2016 seems to have turned into a competitive, who can throw spanners into your own political system hardest competition in the west! UK, US and Italy (I would mention Greece, since they voted recently to leave the EU by a substantial margin, but it appears the country is so screwed anyhow, not adhering to the will of the popular vote is the least of their worries), now lets see how the rest of the games in Europe pan out in 2017 o.0
Out of curiosity, where is proportional representation employed in election for head of state? This has certainly been in question in the UK in the last 2 general elections (And I'm sure it's a regular topic of discussion in every UK general election). The closest we get is a referendum, and we have only had what 4 of them? ever... Even now gerrymandering is going on as the Tory's are attempting to change the electoral borders.
Somewhat ironic we have managed to retain the definition of democracy, yet changed the implementation. o.0
To be fair though, while I don't like our result in the UK, at least it is easier to accept it, unlike soon to be Trumpton. Wanting him would appear to put you in a minority in the US.
Personally I think this problem could be resolved using Monte Carlo methods
In situations when there are huge number of variables and possibilities (every citizen effectively has a different requirement and would choose to influence the political establishment to favour themselves), we could randomly sample the population (literally) and elect the sample as head of state for a short period of time. They have that period of time to make a contribution. A lot of contributions would no doubt be rejected, or discarded since they contribute very little to our anticipated result (employing Russian roulette techniques could also help retain population size), however in theory we would eventually converge on an unbiased approximation of a utopian social model that everybody (would in some part) have contributed too. Not saying the result would be good (I've made many a render, that while physically accurate, looks horrendous). However we could all sleep sound at night knowing that when we get morally audited, we adhere to sound mathematical and logical principles.
Importance sampling and metropolis methods could be utilised at times of war to optimise our decisions.
Democracy doesn't need to be biased, just very noisy at first, and not real-time.
In other news, anyone seen that Arctic 1600SW on ebay uk. Don't see many of them now... Its semi-transparent, something we can only dream of with any politics these days.