Why people run for public office

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Dr. Louis Perron
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I think it was Dr. Ron Faucheux, my professor and mentor at the Graduate School of Political Management GSPM in Washington D.C., who famously said that there are basically three reasons why people run for office: ego, power or money. I have now worked in various countries on three continents and must say that it’s true. Oftentimes, it’s of course a combination of the three. In my experience, those politicians who do it primarily for the power are the best.