This country's electoral system is an insult to Canadians and a humiliation before the world, most of which doesn't use it. The first order of our new government should be to kill it.
A lot of people don't vote. Do they have a point? Is the problem low voter turnout or is low turnout a symptom of a flawed system?
Kevin Mackay provides post-election analysis on American domestic and foreign policy, the structural problems with the United States electoral system, and more.
You may have noticed that the Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, was absent from the "town hall" presidential debate the other night. That's because she was shackled to a chair.
Today Democracy Watch called for democratic changes to Quebec's political system in response to the clear crisis of low voter turnout in the last provincial election.
The briefest glance still proves how undemocratic our system is, in which you merely need more votes than other candidates, to arrive "first past the post," and win a seat.
What if the problem is elections, not democracy -- because elections aren't all there is to democracy. That may be hard to absorb, since we tend to equate them.
Build a movement, or become a normal, centrist party? Recent evidence, and best thinking, suggests fighting Conservatives with democratic movement building is the way forward for the NDP.
May 6, 2011 to May 7, 2011
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Come out and protest the current electoral system!
The Iranian political system can be confusing to those observing it from the outside. For this reason, this article briefly outlines Iran's formal structure of goverment.