I consider myself an engineer with quite a large interest in politics. I have thought about running for office in the past, but time commitments, and my negative impression of the party-style politics has kept me out of it.
But maybe it is time I start to take a very serious look at giving it a go. In North America, it seems that the lawyers are the most successful politicians. I can’t remember the last Canadian Prime Minister that was not a lawyer in their previous life. Looking at this article, it seems that the rest of the world does not look at things that way. Good or bad, engineering graduates are given a chance to really speak out about the future of the nation.
Definitely something to think about.