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Consider France where you have these "viable" third parties. In the last presidential elections
35% center right Sarkozy
25% weak social democrats
18% more center right
4% biggest communist party

Impressive!
However in the legislative elections - the PCF reached a stunning 4%.  Considering that through much of the post war period they were at 20%, one sees that the wheels of history are moving inexorably in their favor.

Viable!

by rootless2 on Mon Nov 21st, 2011 at 01:15:54 PM EST
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