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I know - that wasn't my point though. The fact of the matter is, the geographic spread of the vote is very uneven - the CDU/CSU won in only three states, but in these three they won by decisive margins. The SPD won everywhere else, but by comparatively narrower margins. Which means, because the system is proportional, that you have three conservative southern states dictating German politics against the will of a majority of the voters everywhere else.

If you can't convince them, confuse them. (Harry S. Truman)
by brainwave on Sun Sep 18th, 2005 at 08:16:25 PM EST
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