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12 October 2013 @ 08:07 am
Voting  
I wished we had the British system so we could quick call an election before vast chunks of the electorate forget what turds the Republicans are, but I learned that the British don't have the British system anymore.
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Maia Cmaiac on October 12th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
The Canadians still have that system. The opposition parties last brought down the government in 2011. Unfortunately, the voters put Stephen Harper (a.k.a. "Bush's Mini-Me") back in power.
The Weasel King: pic#32302970theweaselking on October 12th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
It was an impressive combination of gerrymandering, message discipline so that CPC (non-communist) members aren't actually allowed to speak, and people who are terrible at math voting against their own interests.

Also, a demonstration the downsides of sticking a Bush Republican as the leader of the only serious non-CPC party.

There were dozens of ridings, enough to flip the election, where idiotic third-party voting put CPC (non-communist) MPs into office despite them receiving only 30-40% of the actual votes.
Kalimackalimac on October 12th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
And in Canada, short-term snap elections have proved both very successful (1958, 1974) as well as complete disasters (1963, 1980) for the incumbents.