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Newid

Newid ('change' in Welsh) is a political party in Wales. It is the world's first popular movement for demarchy, a form of democracy in which government policy is decided by representative groups of citizens randomly selected by sortition (lot) rather than by career politicians chosen in elections.

The party defies definition according to orthodox models of the political spectrum. Its primary objective is the adoption of a democratic system of government designed to retain the benefits commonly associated with representative democracy whilst resolving functional problems such as political expediency, institutional corruption in political parties, manipulation by special interests, the formation of political elites, rational ignorance compounded by permanent electioneering and widespread disengagement with politics on the part of the electorate.