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Israeli Election Results thread

by Rick in TX Tue Mar 28th, 2006 at 05:50:44 PM EST

Peace (hopefully) moved "Forward" today with Kadima.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/699377.html

Here's my favorite part:  

There was dejection in the Likud camp, which had difficulty regrouping after the party split late last year into rival factions headed by Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu.

"Although the actual results have yet to arrive, we have no doubt that the Likud has sustained a heavy blow," Netanyahu told party activists.

In a direct swipe at Sharon, Netanyahu said the party had already been hard hit when "the former head of the party left it, and left us a broken, shattered movement."

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Should England have a devolved Parliament?

by Rick in TX Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 08:50:39 AM EST

I've been wondering about this for a long time from over here on my side of the pond.  Scotland and N. Ireland have their own devolved Parliaments to deal with their regional issues, and Wales has a National Assembly.  England, too, has many issues which relate to it as a country.  Now, the state government idea works fairly well here in the States (sometimes), and there is some truth to the idea that the government closest to the people works the best.  Also, the other three have used this as an opportunity to have at least a partial experiment with proportional representation, an idea sorely needed in England.  I was wondering if anyone here feels that England needs its own regional Parliament.

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