America vs. America (again)
The rest of the world must be on pins & needles about the U.S. presidential election, too. It is a scary and wonderful thing that we manage to do every four years, in peaceful times or when at war.
All across America, direct popular elections empower literally millions of representatives/officials. The one with the most votes gets the job – with the exception of U.S. presidency. Therefore, we hold our breath every four years and wait to see if democracy works. Sometimes it does.