Pollitics on Niblaglob, the planetary home of the Galactic League Of Occupied Worlds (GLOW)
Choosing a Supreme Administrative Director (SAD) for the GLOW
The SAD is the highest elected official in the galaxy. But the post is purely ceremonial. There are no actual duties or responsibilities included in the job description for this position.
This is because life forms who aspire to this exalted political office spend their entire lives preparing for the selection process and a grueling campaign which drags on for many decades. The rigors of this effort invariably and totally debilitates the aspirant to the point of guaranteeing that he or she will die within a very short time after being inaugurated, usually within the first hundred fracfracs.
Campaign promises aren't resorted to, or even possible, because the candidate, if elected, isn't required or expected to accomplish anything. Therefore telling lies, or for that matter making long winded campaign speeches, isn't necessary. The candidates do these things anyway. Otherwise what would be the point of campaigning?