Is the Democratic Reform Alliance bureaucratic and hierarchical?

Answer

No. The Democratic Reform Alliance does not have a state and federal party structure and it does not have local, divisional, or state branches and the accompanying need for a structured party bureaucracy.

Democratic Reform Alliance Candidates are not directly elected by the party membership. There is no general pre-selection process open to party members and therefore no space for distracting factional dealing or petty career-building within the party structure. Direct pre-selection by party members would dilute the process of finding high quality candidates and may also give candidate a democratic mandate that could weaken the authority of the system of delegation that binds candidates to vote as directed by party members.

The Democratic Reform Alliance seeks to keep the hierarchy flat between members and its representatives by allowing members to have direct influence over the voting direction of Parliamentary Members using the on-line Voting Platform.