I am writing a story that takes place in a country that has developed a democratic-like government with a teensy little difference: All the political drama, cherry picking graphs, and narrow minded politicians which seems so interlinked with democracy has vanished, never existing in this world I've conjured up.
However, I have a nagging problem in the back of this tale, and that is a government like this would need a majority of sound voters exposed to all the needed facts so as for the system not to collapse. Now the system may strive for a couple months or so but if a self-centered, greedy person decides to run for president, he or she can revive all the drama nonsense and my story would collapse.
So my questions are these:
What safeguards would need to be in place to ensure that this somewhat ideal government doesn't get corrupted?
and How would a government like this function so that the voters have all the needed facts of a case to make a decision?
The society which this government manages is similar to those in scandinavian countries. This society has socialistic ideology while still retaining the concept of democracy and its freedoms so using surveillance to stop corruption isn't really an option.
If there is any info I left out that you need to answer my questions, just ask in the comment section so I can explain in more detail. Have a great day!