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Most countries have fixed parliamentary terms, and restriction on the ability of the executive to call elections outside of those fixed terms. It places the primary responsibility for sorting out problems on elected politicians, rather than them running to the electorate whenever it suits them not to take that responsibility. In most of the adult world, that works pretty well. Elections outside the standard parliamentary cycle should be a rare and extraordinary event signalling a major failure of the political system to do its job and with dire electoral consequences for those deemed responsible.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 11:17:08 AM EST
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