Friday, May 7, 2010

The British election and Albany politics

The British election has produced what the Brits call a “hung parliament”.
No party has a majority of the 635 seats in House of Commons.
You might call our Albany situation a “hung legislature”..with no budget in sight.
The Brit Tories want the minority Liberal Democrats to join them in a majority government. BUT, the libs want a different electoral system…a proportional system, rather than winner take all. The Tories would lose many districts if they agreed to that.
Perhaps we need a proportional system in NYS. It would bring down the two-party monoply.

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