Mon Sep 19th, 2005 at 12:29:55 PM EST
A lot of discussion about this topic has already gone on in various thread's here over the weekend, but it is interesting that there have been two real close elections in New Zealand and Germany. Albeit, New Zealand and Germany both have proportional-type elections, not "first past the post", winner take all elections. So perhaps we can use this as an open thread to discuss this trend here, and what this might mean.
Personally, I would prefer that there have to be coalitions, rather than potentially have 49.9% of the people not be represented at all, and wish the US would move to a proportional representative style.
And what will it take to get some of the far Left groups to start cooperating more with some of the more middle-Left groups (like in France), so we could actually have governments that are more progressive?