Democracy doesn’t work without strong political parties.
The author is correct. A country can have too much democracy, which is why the United States was established as a constitutional democratic republic and never a pure democracy. Nevertheless, our system of primaries has provided at times an embarrassment of poorly qualified and otherwise cartoonish candidates.
What [the people of any country] want is a government that responds to their needs and that feels like it’s theirs. America is heading to the same result as Peru as the ruling class is pulls further away from representing the people and more representing the ruling class.
Thanks for the article and country analysis. Peru is an important case to understand. However, I do not agree on your conclusions about "strong parties". Democracy needs renewal through decentralisation, communities and liquid voting. Because democracy can also function without political parties https://accidentaleuropean.com/tripadvisor-inspiration-for-our-digital-democracy/
A strong third party is what we need. Practical and centrist in orientation, it would only need 15% or so in legislatures to do deals and wield power.