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nsci2ece t1_itle2gp wrote

In parliamentary systems, the people vote for MPs and never get directly involved in the election of the party leader.

If the leader changes before the party's term is up, that is also out of the hands of the masses.

In practice, it's not really that much different from directly voting for the leader. Ultimately the buck stops with the leader and many voters choose their MP because of who the party leader is, without paying much attention to the MP's actual campaign.