David Van Reybrouck
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Elect leaders by lottery suggests David Van Reybrouck

Electing leaders via a lottery may be a crazy idea, but it is being carried out now in parts of Europe, says a Belgian author and academic.

David Van Reybrouck said with trust in politicians at a record low, and party memberships and the number of voters falling, it could be an idea to renew interest in politics again.

He said lotteries have been a longer-standing tool of democracy than elections, which he claims could be an "obstacle to democracy", and only been around for 200 years.

Mr Van Reybrouck debate th ideas in this personal film from Brussels with MPs on Wednesday's Daily Politics and the full programme will be on iPlayer for 30 days

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  • 29 Oct 2014
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