Want to run a country? It helps to have a relative in politics. A recent study found that between 2000 and 2017, 12% of national executives -- presidents and prime ministers -- came from political families, families in which at least one relative (by blood or marriage) had also been involved in politics. (This tally does not include the world's 29 monarchs.) Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, it was in the democracies of Europe and North and South America that family ties were most common. www.ucpublicaffairs.com/home/2019/4/2/nspquqiqqc34ha02guhhczl1t6jfpc
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