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Hey, the Americans have one, why can't us Brits, Canadians, Aussies and other PM4E players have one of these? Post stuff like knife-edge (less than 1%) constituencies, razor-thin popular votes, ultra-close seat amounts, that sort of thing. Don't spam it excessively with hundreds of one-post results (Matty1019, I'm looking at you :)). An example of a constituency one (without picture for now):

Dublin Mid-West I (from Ireland 06):

Progressive Democrat: 22%

Green: 22%

Fianna Fail: 18%

Sinn Fein: 14%

Fine Gael: 11%

Labour: 10%

Notice under 1% difference. By my calculations, on average 1% in Dublin South region is 305 votes. So that went to the Progressive Democrats by less than that - probably as little as 200 votes, or even less!

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Smallest majority ever: two votes. (Bearing in mind that, while there is a 4-vote difference statistically, if just two voters changed Republican to Democrat, the balance would have shifted.)

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Yes. Here we have a coalition tie. I played as Trudeau and made a colaition with Broadbent. Of course, the game broke the 141/141 tie in the end by giving the win to itself. :huh: I would have thought in a situation like this the coalition which included the party with the largest popular vote share (Trudeau in this case) should have determined the victory. That 141/141 split was really a 56%/42% split. It's no wonder I'm an advocate of PR.

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A two-for-one special, from the 2007 Canada scenario (I was Layton):

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Manitoba gave up 625,849 votes, so the Conservative total was 35.234% and the New Democratic 35.239% :o

Nationally, total votes were 16,989,007. Liberals got 34.28%, Conservatives got 34.22%.

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How did the Bloc do so badly? :blink:

A Dion Liberal Party probably dented them first of all (I haven't looked at the candidate file but he may have been boosted). In that scenario the Conservatives are fairly strong in Quebec, and the Bloc had about 30 something seats at the start in my game if I remember correctly. They didn't do too hot in their campaign and in the end they slipped up bad.

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Although Doer may have won a majority, fairly close popular vote:

Liberal: 33.934%

NDP: 33.525%

PC: 27.150%

Green: 5.391%

Not as high as I first reckoned seeing the figures, but still, not much in it.

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Yes. Here we have a coalition tie. I played as Trudeau and made a colaition with Broadbent. Of course, the game broke the 141/141 tie in the end by giving the win to itself. :huh: I would have thought in a situation like this the coalition which included the party with the largest popular vote share (Trudeau in this case) should have determined the victory. That 141/141 split was really a 56%/42% split. It's no wonder I'm an advocate of PR.

Hey.

How do you make a coalition gouvernament in the game?

Thanks much.

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No, I just saved up money and ran a higly successful, very high profile Leadership - Griffin ad a week before the election. :unsure:

BNP is racist?

Yes they are. A bunch of criminals and racists.

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Huh, I thought they were the more liberal of all the other 3rd parties.

Nope, not really any other major 3rd parties, unless you consider the Lib Dems a third party.

May I ask if you are British?

If not it might explain your lack of knowledge about the BNP.

I'd be happy to educate you on them.

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The BNP are a hard-right party dedicated to stopping immigration, preserving the British culture and providing a socialist economic alternative that has been neglected by Labour. Their motives are questionable, but meh. They're a bit of a pariah but they're gaining ground and their policies are actually quite popular according to some polls (it's just the fact it's the BNP that puts people off).

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The BNP are a hard-right party dedicated to stopping immigration, preserving the British culture and providing a socialist economic alternative that has been neglected by Labour. Their motives are questionable, but meh. They're a bit of a pariah but they're gaining ground and their policies are actually quite popular according to some polls (it's just the fact it's the BNP that puts people off).

There policies are armchair politics. They have no credibility and would not be able to implement 99% of them.

They are made up of racists, homophobes, criminals, xenophobes.

I don't think Britons want to end the Race relations act. The BNP does.

They also want to reintroduce national service, reunify the Republic or Ireland with Britain, none of which are popular ideas.

Centrally, their policy is built on the foundations of racism and that is why they will ALWAYS be a minority in Great Britain.

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