Does Machiavelli argue that political power should be placed in the hands of the few or the many?

Does Machiavelli argue that political power should be placed in the hands of the few or the many? The paper needs to include an introductory paragraph, a body paragraph, and a concluding paragraph. The introductory paragraph and body paragraph need to include quotes from “The Prince” by Niccol Machiavelli which I have attached. I have also attached both the Instructions for the paper and the Topics page for the paper. On the Topics page, I chose Topic 4. I have included all necessary materials in the uploaded files.