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So here is a brief description of PP and PSOE positions and the small parties. Be aware, though, that the left is basically in the streets shouting "do not vote PPSOE". Unfortunately, all polls suggest that this is the sociological left, the one in the streets, you know.
You didn't, because you wanted something to hinge your weird theory about the left on.
eligible voters 35.0M 34.3M
abstention 9.2M 9.7M
votes cast 25.9M 24.6M
null votes 0.2M 0.3M
blank votes 0.3M 0.3M
votes to lists 25.4M 24.6M
PP 10.3M 10.8M
PSOE 11.3M 7.0M
CiU 0.8M 1.0M
IU 1.0M 1.7M
UPyD 0.3M 1.1M
Do you also want to know why the chicken crossed the road?
the PSOE lost 4.3 million votes.
Participation dropped by 1.3 million,
CiU, IU and UPyD gained 1.7 million,
and the PP gained 500,000 votes.
That still leaves a remnant, but that is probably somewhere in abstentions and blank votes and minor parties. So one half of PSOE voters did go to the left or regional parties, a third did stay home and only some voted PP.
SPAIN: Madrid Mayor Wants to Sweep Homeless Out of Sight - IPS ipsnews.net
Everyone on both sides of the argument is aware that the vast majority of the people sleeping rough and enduring the cold at nights are unemployed and homeless as a result of the prolonged global economic crisis. They are immigrants from Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe, as well as large numbers of Spaniards.
So your snark might hold a bit a truth, austerity might have removed those voters from the rolls.
A vote for PES is a vote for EPP!
A vote for EPP is a vote for PES!
Support the coalition, vote EPP-PES in 2009!
Priceless, Rootless. One couldn't make it up. Indeed, we sort parties into major and minor ones, and this depends on the votes they won. And you are quite right, small parties did not obtain representation everywhere. Now, who would have thought that.
For deputies from districts with 5 or more seats, the third party threshold when the largest part gets 40% of the vote is 13.4 or less ~ and shifting your vote from one of the two major parties to any other party helps lower the 3rd party threshold.
I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
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