Following a recent post 'Democracy in Europe Explained,' is seems the explanation may not have been quite clear enough, as there are still some who mistakenly defend the 'democratic' legitimacy of Europe's pomme de terres to represent its people (c.f. Nobel).
Politically and legally legitimate they may be, but as noted in September:
"when the person that is chosen by the people who were chosen by the people who were chosen by the people wasn't even chosen by the people nor even by or from among the people who were chosen by the people, that kind of takes the biscuit."
Here's a handy diagram to explain the situation more clearly:
Happy Christmas, voters.