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Bonus?! uuh, can't the EU do something about that? As for the other reforms - obviously self-interested but nothing inherently anti-democratic about them. I personally favour thresholds in PR systems and I am agnostic on single member vs. PR in general.  

Btw, a little historical flashback. In the eighties Mitterand briefly changed the system to PR with the idea of preventing a right wing majority or making it dependent on the Front National which generally can't get into parliament with single member seats. There's a reason why one of his nicknames was 'Le Florentin'

by MarekNYC on Thu Sep 15th, 2005 at 04:48:10 PM EST

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