Allowing voters to choose who takes the top job in the Manx government would be littered with difficulties.
That's the view of a member of the Legislative Council, after Tynwald voted not to hold a referendum on whether the chief minister should be popularly elected.
David Callister believes that was the right decision (first part of audio file):
South Douglas MHK Bill Malarkey, who was behind the move to give the public a say on the matter, says his fight will go on (second part of audio file):
Mr Malarkey's call for a referendum on whether the Legislative Council should be publicly elected was also defeated.