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Old 11th November 2017, 08:32 AM   #40
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Originally Posted by Archie Gemmill Goal View Post
I disagree that FPTP leads to a two party system inevitably. I think it's fairer to say it leads to at best two party contests but you can have a system where the results of those contests sums to three or four parties competing for overall control.
Have you got a country in mind where this is the case? It certainly isn't the USA. Even in the UK the emergence of the SNP is a relatively recent phenomenon and only occurred because the Scottish demographic is unique.
"The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled. Where something so important is involved, a deeper mystery seems only decent." - Galbraith, 1975
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