Public at large most of the time is unaware of the true nature of matters that governments need to decide. These may be in the long term interests of the country or may be short term interests of the ruling elites to the detriment of the national interests. There are always opposing arguments put forward for a decision either genuinely concerned or for some vested interests. Every stakeholder affected by a decision tries to win the position by prevailing the opposing thoughts. In this war, the stakeholders seek majority vote to win their respective positions – a very democratic way.
But what if “YES” vote is in national interest and “NO” vote is against and “NO” wins the majority vote or vice versa.