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October 17th, 2008


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12:19 am - Democracy = a government that represents ~25% of the country...yay?
Ok, so let me get this straight.  Approximately 60% of Canadians eligible to vote did  (I'm impressed, voter turn-out made it past the 50% mark).  The split up of the votes was:

Conservatives:  143 MP's elected    (37.63% of vote share)
Liberals:  76 MP's elected    (26.24% of vote share)
Bloc:  50 MP's elected    (9.97% of vote share)
NDP:  37 MP's elected    (18.20% of vote share)
Green:  0 MP's elected    (6.80 of vote share)
Independent:  2 MP's elected    (0.65% of vote share)
Other:  0 MP's elected    (0.51% of vote share)

So...basically it means we have a government which represents approximately 38% of 60% of Canadians...so...about 23% of Canadians.  We, the democratic country of Canada, have a government that represents not even a quarter of our population.  Good stuff, I'm proud of you Canada, glad to see you're making democracy work.  (Btw, how the hell did the NDP get about twice as many votes as the Bloc yet end up with not as many MP's elected into office??  O____o).

All information obtained from this article:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/story/2008/10/15/voter-turnout.html




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From:abomvubuso
Date:October 20th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
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Yep. Thats basically democracy. Not just a "dictatorship of the 51% majority over the rest". Its a dictatorship of the minority of those who voted. Jefferson once said, after establishing the Republic, that "Of course, there's always the threat of things deteriorating into a democracy". Well, Canada is the worse experiment, it seems ;)

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