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institutions. These risks can lead to a drastic change in policies and regulations that govern the businesses in the country.

It can lead to division, and negative communications among political parties.

Although these decision makers often overlook how important and critical it is to maintain a professional, transparent relationship for the good of the country to provide a stable political environment to retain and attract more involvement to the economy and the government system.

Realistically there is no way to avoid political risks. There will always be political differences and future political uncertainty.

Some political risk involves government primarily acts of regulating and facilitating issues related to the environment, employment, health & safety, consumers and voters rights. Some people believe that the government involvement of any kind or any level is one of the major sources of political risk as it will at some point result in a negative impact on the economy. One alternative to reducing political risk is to start “local” with your political organizations.

This process will show regional, state, and national government parties that people are watching, and involved in their actions as leaders and policy making decisions. That they will hold them accountable and expect transparency.

Understanding political risk, it is very important to understand the underlying risks because this will help the political risk taker decide whether the risks are worth taking or not.

A political risk taker’s main objective is to keep or maintain control of the use of power. Their opportunity to have power is their motivation for taking risks. Do you realize as a voter you are a risk taker. You have the power to choose an elected leader to be your voice for your issues that are important to you! Keep your power by using your voice to make a choice!

Sherry Holliman is a concerned citizen of Crittenden County and has some views on a variety of topics that she wants to share with her neighbors. She serves on the Marion City Council.

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