Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Question: Is it permissible to take part in non-Muslim governments with the intention of letting the Muslims have a voice in domestic and foreign politics?
Answer: In the name of Allah, most merciful, compassionate
Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
Yes, it is not only permitted but praiseworthy and practically needed. However, such participation should be part of a larger vision for the Muslim community in the particular area or country.