The Economist states: Incumbents running in clean elections average six and a bit years in office; in rigged votes, 16 years. "Well, duh," says Duncan Green, head of research at Oxfam, a British charity. Fair enough, it is obvious--but ten extra years may be more than expected.
Here is a link to The full report
After reading that report, I no longer think I am a dunderhead.
I know that I am.
Ah . . . to hell with it.
Democracy is the art of
running the circus from
The Monkey Cage