Maybe drafting isnt the right word exactly...when its your turn to do so, you choose a political mandate from 3 possible choices, place that card on the board, and put the other 2 back on top of the little deck. You arent keeping these cards in a hand. Making the cards bigger would necessitate a bigger board just for those cards, and there's a lot going onto the board already.
Thanks! I really though this game didn't have blood rage style hand drafting so I was surprised.