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The government is supposed to be representative of its people. If the people are a bunch of idiots then the government should reflect that. It's not supposed to be a government of the smartest and brightest people. It's supposed to be a government of the people. That's how stability is maintained. It doesn't matter that a law, technically, is harmful or dumb, if enough people want that law, then they will have it; by pen or by sword.
In other words, if a country is lagging (Somalia) or war-torn (Mali) or having a corrupt leadership (Nigeria), it cannot come out of the cycle if it continues to follow democracy.
What is the point in having a democracy if it doesn't choose the smartest/most eligible people available in a population?