I completely agree with the statement of the essence of any political systems due to the fact that any political elite by receiving the power of authority gets an ability and mechanism of deduction of this power. Thus, the elite became self-preserved, autonomous and separated from the main part of society. This can be seen on the example of countries of the former USSR. Since communist system collapsed Russian political elite de facto have not changed. While the countries with higher development rate still keeping the illusion of democracy, Russian political system is closed and authoritative in essence, and in fact governs by few the most well-founded people with almost absolute power. It seems that the authorities are elected by a majority of people and democracy and a freedom triumphs, but really it is the power of the clique that does not represent the interests of the nation, on the contrary its own interests only. This phenomenon of elitism applies to all states with complex administrative hierarchy and governing bodies, where the political elite has not been changed for more than ten years. Thus, every political system is elitist in essence due to the fact that sooner or later the authorities isolate and lose connection with the society that gave them the power.
Undoubtedly, at the heart of any political system lies the principle of elitism. Moreover, it is applied for all countries at any stage of development of the state institutes. The reason for that is the institution of state as a whole since only anarchy as socio-political system would not lead to the emergence of elitism. In any other case the ruling elite or clique will suit visibility of struggle between political parties and their leaders, claiming that each citizen can change something. Finally, they will share the power among themselves while the community will be distracted by this struggle.