Saeed Ajmal bats during their cricket Test match against Pakistan in Johannesburg, South Africa-AP

Saeed Ajmal bats during their cricket Test match against Pakistan in Johannesburg, South Africa-AP

Saeed Ajmal bats during their cricket Test match against Pakistan in Johannesburg, South Africa-AP

We are now in the final stages of this general election. On Thursday, May 7, voters will elect a new Parliament. So far the campaign has been curiously lacklustre and timid.

An unquestionably authentic verdict is fundamental as much for democracy as it is for political parties that win with spectacular success.