I see you like democracy so I’ll say a few words.
Democracy is good for small towns and villages where all of the residents know each other. In modern times, if you apply democracy on a level larger then 100k people it turns into legal excuse to do something really unacceptable, such as modern slavery, monopoly, exploitation, biased freedom rights and above all corruption. The form of “democracy” which is now hugely present in Eastern Europe is something I’d call “capitalistic feudalism”.

I don’t support any type of dictatorship or military government, so I truly believe meritocracy should be the only way. At least in case of my own country it would really help.