- Jun 6, 2008
Now after sleeping it over I realized that I forgot to throw the key card on the table (which isn't obvious to anyone here). In other words our election law works very differently. In US in order to get a seat in the parliament you basically need to get over 50% of the vote where you got nominated. However here this simply isn't the case and you get the right to enter at only 5%. What is so low that none professional politicians can make it without too many problems if their talk isn't a bag of nonsense. This is exactly how we managed to get to such large number of parties in the parliament. You are competing with dozens of other political parties in some region but that small part of the cake is enough that you get one seat for the region (out of 14 seats for each region). Therefore if you do this in a few regions you got yourself a small political block in the parliament. So when a few small political parties do that it makes some difference in the end, especially in narrative (or if you enter ruling majority, which doesn't really exist without your hands). In other words our system is much better at materializing scattered and minor political opinions. While in US (and UK if I am not mistaken) you will get no where near a seat with that amount of votes. What is probably the main reason why I don't see the politics fundamentally as some people here do. However no one will persuade me that my country or culture do not exists. Even if they perhaps look surreal to some people here.