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theatlanticaparty
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posted 02 March 2007 10:17 AM      Profile for theatlanticaparty   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
In a democracy can a government be legitimate if elected with less than 50% of the votes?
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Cueball
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posted 02 March 2007 10:29 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

"In theory or practice?"

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Fidel
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BRIDGEKEEPER: Huh? I-- I don't know that! Auuuuuuuugh! [ explodes and dies ]

ARTHUR: I am your king! WOMAN: Well, I didn't vote for you

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theatlanticaparty
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posted 03 March 2007 05:14 AM      Profile for theatlanticaparty   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
How can you expect to wield supreme executive power without a mandate from the masses. That's what I am on about.
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BCL
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posted 04 March 2007 05:40 AM      Profile for BCL        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Cueball:

"In theory or practice?"

[ 02 March 2007: Message edited by: Cueball ]


In theory, there's no difference between "in theory" and "in practice". In practice, there is.


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theatlanticaparty
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posted 06 March 2007 06:06 AM      Profile for theatlanticaparty   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
In the general election of 2000 the party that formed the majority government was NOT supported by 3 out of 4 electors.

How low can a government’s electoral support go before it becomes illegitimate?


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Krago
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posted 06 March 2007 06:18 AM      Profile for Krago     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Jean Chretien formed a majority government in 2000 with the support of 24.7% of the Canadian electorate.

Bob Rae did the trick in Ontario in 1990 with the support of 23.9% of Ontario's electors.

Can anyone find a lower share?


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quelar
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posted 06 March 2007 06:28 AM      Profile for quelar     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by theatlanticaparty:

How low can a government’s electoral support go before it becomes illegitimate?


What was the Conservatives electoral support last election?

*rimshot*


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