There are a lot of pluses with the Soviet Union election model.In a contest between the Blowhard and the Lightweight. The Lightweight won by default. Yay democracy.
Two things to be thankful for
1. The electoral process in this country is smooth and drama free. The most hassle is pushing though the morons trying to shove how to vote cards at you.
2. We don't have to do it again for 3 years.
In other news, the sun came up again and life is going on.
Only one candidate to vote for in your oblast and the Leader was nominated by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and elected by delegates at the first plenary session of a newly elected Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union.
Saved a lot of time and money.