1. It promotes unnecessary delay in decision-making because the house must debate on the issues raised before it is passed. It often times leads to delays in decision making, especially the passing of bills.
2. It is too expensive to operate.
3. Majority opinion is usually forced on the people while minor opinion is sometimes overlooked or ignored.
4. Constitutional democracy encourages lobbying among the elected representatives, thereby promoting corruption.
5. The majority views as often claimed by the leaders do not truly represent the views of the larger society as citizens merely accept the views expressed by very few vocal representatives.