You can now go back to acting surprised at how bad things have become. How uncivil. How warlike. How anti-humanitarian. "Gosh, wherever did all this ugliness come from?" And before long you will have fresh, new cause to be shocked, shocked that the people you just put into Current Occupancy aren't really what they told you they would be after all, and you can act surprised about that too.
That's okay. That can all be tolerated with a nudge and a wink. What can't be tolerated is actual change, in which the rapacious advance of the Establishment against its own(ed) serfs is actually, you know, like halted, or arrested, or even mildly inconvenienced.
But fret not; the System appears to be healthy and running fine. With today's show of support--by prostrating yourself in supplication to ask ever so compliantly of Master to please, please reform itself using some shiny new Master-approved choices...but only insofar as might be permissible under Master-approved rules and Master-approved arbitration--you've served your purpose, legitimizing the next term by your participation.
They've got their "mandate" now. That's all they ever really wanted. You've done your part.
And if any of that alarms you, don't worry. You will graciously be allowed another chance to "make your voice heard" in two more years.
Just don't go doing something crazy, like not participating. My word, whatever would happen if the governed didn't consent?