Hollande has sense of humour but lack the experience. He has the likeable nature. Hollande is an intelligent guy but that’s not the only aspect French is looking at. But then President Sarkozy is not liked by French people as he is not appealing for French people. He is over confident and not normal at times. Serious guy with no that kind of sense of humour but has experience of chairing as country’s head.
Well, they have rounds of television campaigns wherein they will be given 18 slots, 10 lasting 90 seconds and eight lasting three-and-a-half minutes. They cannot seek donation and cannot speak unfair language against their oponents.
The person who prevails will chair the country of France.
In India, President Pratibha Singh Patil’s tenure is getting over in the month of July. Many names are coming up for the chair. But the point is people should know the nominated Presidential candidates.
The election of the President of India is by the system of proportional representation, by the single transferable vote, as provided by Article 55(3) of the Constitution.
Article 54 of the constitution says:
"The President shall be elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of -
(a) The elected members of both Houses of Parliament and
(b) The elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States (including National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Pondicherry vide the Constitution 70th amendment Act, 1992)."
So we can say that President of India is elected indirectly by citizen. But I do believe that citizen of India should atleast know who are nominated candidates for Presidential elections. They should tell about themselves for 43 mins or time can be extended to 1 hour. Each candidate should be given the day for their personal campaign on television. They should not denigrate other candidates. Like France, this process should be kept for Indian Presidential candidates also.
By this process, citizen of India will get to know all nominated presidential candidates. And secondly they will get to know the choice made by their representatives. They will get to decide ‘whether choice was made appropriately’. Or else after hearing their 1 hour speeches, citizen of India should ping their representatives, telling them their choice. By this, people will feel the importance and they will feel the pride for the President.
Otherwise, people are not that bothered of the respect for President as they don’t know much about the person who chairs as head. My message to the Indian Government is that they should keep 43 mins or 1 hour Presidential candidates campaign on television ‘for the people’ which is one of the democratical way.