Victoria Azarenka, holds her trophy after winning the women’s final against Li Na, right, at the Australian Open in Melbourne-AP

Victoria Azarenka, holds her trophy after winning the women’s final against Li Na, right, at the Australian Open in Melbourne-AP

Victoria Azarenka, holds her trophy after winning the women’s final against Li Na, right, at the Australian Open in Melbourne-AP

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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.