The authorities are elected by those in power, who, or at least how it's suposed to work, were elected to represent the people. So subsequently, or at least how it's SUPPOSED to work, the authorities elected are indirectly thee will of the people.
"Jenaveve took everything from me.
Her ambitions to dominate the universe are terrifying,
Evil beyond imagining.
The one whose power even the creator fears,
Will stop her.
Even if I have to destroy the universe to do it!"
Tyrong Kojy/Jenaveve by Nicholas Rivest