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Foreign political parties

Volkov
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2/1/2010 8:05:39 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Here's an academic exercise that I often engage in:

If you lived in another country, but had more or less the same beliefs you have right now, what political party would you vote for? I always found it an interesting way to learn about not only the politics of another country, but the different ideas represent by the varying spectrums across the world. Does anyone else think about this stuff?

Obviously, this should be limited to democracies and multi-party states, but hey, whatever you want. Anyways, here is my list:

UK: Liberal Democrats
South Africa: Democratic Alliance
New Zealand: National Party (probably), Labour Party (maybe)
Germany: Social Democratic (probably), Free Democratic (maybe, if they were less classically liberal inclined)
Russia: Yabloko
Serbia: ZES (probably), Liberal Democrats (maybe)
Australia: Aussie Democrats

And more, but I want to see what others choose.
Reasoning
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2/1/2010 8:37:51 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
An individual vote in such large elections have never accomplished anything. It is a waste of time. Besides, even if I did live in these other areas, the state would not allow me to vote as I am 16.

UK: None
South Africa: None
New Zealand: None
Germany: None
Russia: None
Serbia: None
Australia: None
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
Ragnar_Rahl
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2/1/2010 10:36:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/1/2010 8:40:26 PM, FREEDO wrote:
fvck the parties

They aren't very attractive.
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