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    (Original post by TheVlad)
    Why?
    Because leaders wouldn't be as powerful as they are now.
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    (Original post by zaf1986)
    You are too full of yourself.

    You are also pretty naive if you think PR will EVER be introduced to Westminster elections. No party in government with a majority under FPTP is gonna bring in PR. And nobody else can. This is a merely an academic debate. That (bolded statement) shows you don't even know the first thing about PR, or you're being deliberately deceptive because it isn't true. If 23% of the people vote for a certain party, then those 23% of the people should be representative in government. But people like you are concerned with "strong" (read: unaccountable) government :rolleyes:
    in reality, PR systems often lead to many parties getting similar voting numbers and as a result no one forms a strong government as there arent enough seats. then, you get minor parties being plucked from the wilderness and have cosy little deals hatched on the side.

    i see it happening right now, here. the amount of times ive seen "no overall control" in elections here is a joke.

    take a gander south of the border and see a tiny 4th place party (PD) getting ministerships in the government. what a comedy.
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    What about Russia? It has PR and yet the parties are identified with their leaders.
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    (Original post by TheVlad)
    What about Russia? It has PR and yet the parties are identified with their leaders.
    Yes, parties will still identified by their leaders but the focus would be more on the party than the leader almost exclusively which is what happens now.
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    Why would that happen?
 
 
 
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