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Citizens' Mail


Politicians should have many good qualities. But unfortunately, our politicians do not have these required qualities.

We have indicated below some qualities a good politician should possess. Think about these qualities when you cast your vote next time.

Honesty. A good politician should be honest.

Honesty develops character and builds credibility and trust. These qualities will help to evoke confidence and respect from others.

Compassion. Good political leaders use compassion to see needs of the people. Compassion is the quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something to alleviate the suffering. True compassion is a characteristic that converts knowledge to wisdom.

Integrity. Political leaders should possess integrity. Then we can trust that politician. Politician then will not veer from inner values. Integrity is the adherence to moral and ethical principles.

Confidence. A political leader needs to be confident of himself and his ability to lead. Having confidence is about having faith of belief that he will act in a right, proper and effective way.The leaders who have this quality can inspire others.

Flexibility. Good politicians should be flexible. He should listen to all sides. This characteristic allows politicians to recognize setbacks and criticism, to learn from them and move forward.

Do what is good for the people. Good politicians should identify the best solution to a problem—not based on loyalty to political party, but based on what is good in the best interest of the nation as a whole.


D. Weeratunga

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