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But everyone recognizes that there is power in numbers, so you do these things in private, and put on a show of unity to the people and the media.

That worked for almost 12 years.

Until the party was good in the polls.

It's difficult for me to understand why a party would choose to cede power

That os not a necessary consequence. The default wqould be a replacement of the PM, with the new PM forming a new government from the same party.

But, if not, those who jumped ship can hope to not go under with the election loss, and return to the helm in opposition.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 04:26:59 PM EST
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