Suppose there is a village of a hundred people, and the hundred people democratically elect a leader X. Now, X was included in a lot of social circles from the beginning, should the people have the same kind of relationship with 'X' before and after he was a leader? As in, how should the dynamics of the relationship change as a result of this?
The motivation behind this question is that, from my high school life, I recall there'd be a clear power differential between the teacher and the student. The student wouldn't consider the teacher in the same categories he considers his peers but some other one.
Keeping that in mind, I considered how it would be to vote on leaders now that I am an adult. If I were to vote, I am instilling power on a single person. Let's suppose I knew the person as a friend or some other relationship and they win the election. If they win, should I now move them to a category similar to how the teacher is? Or should I still consider him my friend as before? Would my bias be a conflict of interest if I retain the friendship perspective? Or should I prioritize objectively regarding the person for their role? Is that even possible? Or should I recuse myself from the situation in some way?