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Live Blog-05-12-2009

The curse of small parties:

You can get a seat in parliament for less than 1 percent of the vote. RP, CoD and Swanu are there because of that. I don't think this helps the opposition in the long run. It just encourages the small-time, regionalist, one person parties. Time for a 3% threshold. No seat in NA unless you get 3% of the national vote.


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