Realness and Authenticity Win Elections

Dr. Louis Perron
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As different as they may be, Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn and Rodrigo Duterte have one thing in common. I think that behind the camera they are more or less the same as in front of the camera. Among others, one key take-away from last year’s U.S. and Philippine presidential elections, and the UK parliamentary elections last week is that nowadays, authenticity wins elections. Even if voters don’t agree with everything a candidate says, they’re willing to forgive it in exchange of realness.