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The Tories again!
I think that's a good thing!



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The Tories again!
I think that's a good thing!


 
I agree, but the Tory in my riding lost. However, he cut the Liberal majority from around 6000 in '04 to about 600 votes. So wait 'til next time!
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Malaysia held a general election today, along with elections in every state in Malaysia except for Sarawak. The rough results indicate that the ruling Barisan National(BN) coalition, which has, like, a dozen parties, has showed its worst performance since the 1950s. The state elections in Penang went to the opposition Democratic Action Party(DAP), while the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party(PAS) won the state elections in Kedah and retained their majority in the Kelantan state elections. The opposition parties also defeated the BN in the state elections in Selangor and Perak. The BN also lost state elections in the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan. The BN, however, did manage to win state elections in Johor and Sabah, and preserved their majority in the state of Sarawak due to the lack of an election in that state. I am not at the moment certain of the results for the state elections of Pahang, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, or Perlis. The national elections returned the BN to majority status, but with at most only two-thirds of the seats in the lower house! This is their worst showing since 1969, if not ever. There were also numerous allegations and widespread rumors of fraud before and during the election, which could call the result into question. Hopefully the princes of the Malaysian states will be able to fix any problems with the elections. And hopefully the monarchy will continue without harm if it does have to get involved.

Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mlaysian_general_election%2C_2008

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Here is a summary of the results of the Malaysian general election from Saturday:

 In the federal Parliament of Malaysia, the Barisan Nasional(BN) suffered their worst loss in 40 years, gaining only 63.1% of the seats in Parliament. However, the ruling party still gained 140 out of the 222 seats in Parliament, with the opposition gaining only 82 seats. The BN is likely to continue in the government of Malaysia, though Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi may resign over fallout from the unprecedented loss.
 In the state elections for Perlis, the BN won in a landside capturing 14 out of the 15 seats in the state legislature and retaining control of the government. The other seat went to the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party(PAS).
 In the state elections for Kedah, the BN was reduced to holding 14 seats in the 36-seat state legislature, while the other 21 went to the opposition coalition. Since the PAS got 16 of those seats, they won the right to choose the new Menteri Besar(Chief Minister) of Kedah, and Ustaz Haji Azizan Abdul Razak was sworn in as the new MB on Sunday by Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah of Kedah.
 In the state elections for Kelantan, the BN won only a paltry 6 seats in the 45-seat state legislature, with the opposition coalition, the Barisan Alternative(BA), winning the other 39. In that case, however, the opposition (led by the PAS) only cemented their political dominance over the political scene in Kelantan.
 In the state elections for Terengganu, the BN won 24 of the 32 seats, retaining control of the state legislature and enabling their government to continue. The opposition PAS won the remaining 8 seats.
 In the state elections for Penang, the opposition coalition won 29 out of 40 seats in the state legislature, with the other 11 going to the BN. Opposition leader Lim Guan Eng was sworn in as Menteri Besar of Penang on March 11th, 2008.
 In the state elections for Perak, the opposition coalition won a narrow majority of 31 out of 59 seats in the state legislature, the other 28 going to the Barisan National. The opposition parties(BA) have been invited to form the next government of Perak by the ruling Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah.
 In the state elections for Selangor, the opposition coalition won a combined 36 seats in the state legislature, and the local opposition leader, Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, was invited to form the next Selangor government by the ruling monarch, Sultan Sharafuddin. The BN won the other 20 seats in the legislature.
 In the state elections for Negeri Sembilan, the BN managed to retain control of the government, winning 21 of the seats in the state legislature to the opposition's combined 15.
 In the state elections for Malacca, the BN managed to retian control of the state government by winning 23 seats to the opposition Democratic Action Party(DAP)'s 5.
 In the state elections for Johor, the BN managed to retain control by winning 50 of the 56 seats in the state Parliament, compared to the opposition's 6.
 In the state elections for Sabah, the BN swept the board, winning all but one of the 58 seats in the state legislature, with the remaining seat going to the DAP.
 This concludes the summary of the results of the Malaysian general election, 2008.

There were widespread fears and allegations of fraud during the run-up to the election, but it passed largely without incident, except for a riot in Terengganu which required the calling in of the Royal Malaysian Army to suppress. The Malay princes can breathe easy now, as their thrones look to be untroubled for the significant future.

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Looking ahead, Iran votes tomorrow. Hopefully a revolution breaks out; not gonna happen. 

Bhutan has its first lower house election on the 25th. The Bhutan Communist Party appears to be in an embryonic stage, according to Wikipedia. However, you can bet the PRC would like to do to Bhutan what it did to Nepal.

Montenegro votes for President on 6 April. I want Andrija Mandic to beat the pinkos. 

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Spain held a general election on March 9th. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was reelected as Prime Minister of Spain. Here are the results, broken down by party and grouped under each House of the Spanish Parliament:

Congress of Deputies election results, 2008:
 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party- 169 seats
 People's Party (Spain)- 154 seats
 United Left (Spain)- 2 seats
 Convergence and Union*- 10 seats
 Republican Left of Catalonia- 3 seats
 Basque Nationalist Party- 6 seats
 Galician Nationalist Bloc**- 2 seats
 Canarian Coalition- 2 seats
 Union, Progress, and Democracy- 1 seat
 Chunta Aragonesista- no seats
 Eusko Alkartasuna- no seats
 Nafarroa Bai***- 1 seat
 total number of seats-350

Spanish Senate elections, 2008****:
 People's Party (Spain)- 101 seats
 Spanish Socialist Workers' Party- 88 seats
 Entesa Catalana de Progres*****- 12 seats
 Basque Nationalist Party- 2 seats
 Convergence and Union*- 4 seats
 Canarian Coalition- 1 seat
 appointed members****- 56 seats
 total number of seats-264

*Convergence and Union is composed of two political parties: Democratic Convergence of Catalonia and Democratic Union of Catalonia

**Galician Nationalist Bloc is composed of six political parties: Union of the Galician People, Nationalist Left, Galician Unity, Socialist Collective, Inzar, Galician Nationalist Party-Galeguista Party

***Nafarroa Bai is a coalition of four parties. They are: Euskarto Alkartasuna, Aralar, Batzarre, and Basque Nationalist Party

****56 of the Senators of Spain are appointed by the legislatures of the Autonomous Communities of Spain.

*****Entesa Catalana de Progres is a coalition composed of four parties. They are: Republican Left of Catalonia, Socialists' Party of Catalonia, Initiative for Catalonia Greens, United and Alternative Left

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10 April is the big day in Nepal. Hopefully the Rastriya Prajatantra Party and other monarchist parties can win enough seats to foil the commie-republicans.

On April 14 Italy votes. Good luck to Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont who is running for parliament and to the Monarchist Alliance (if they are running).

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Concerning Bhutan, it is no coincidence that the youngest Head of State in the world is a monarch.  And the oldest, too, I think.  Monarchy actually provides for a greater, not smaller diversity in government.


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Bhutan held its first ever democratic elections on the 24th. Anybody who wishes to post the results PM me with your prospective post and I'll state whether or not I approve or disapprove of it. If I approve it, feel free to post it on this thread.


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Summary of the 24 March 2008 Bhutanese National Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party 169,490 67.04 45
People's Democratic Party 83,322 32.96 2
Total (turnout 79.4%) 252,812 100.00 47
Registered voters 318,465
Source: http://www.election-bhutan.org.bt

Turnout reached nearly 80% by the time the polls closed, and the Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party reportedly won 44 seats, with the People's Democratic Party winning only three seats (Phuentsholing in Chhukha, Goenkhatoe-Laya in Gasa and Sombeykha in Haa). The PDP's leader, Sangay Ngedup, who is also the ruling king's uncle, lost his own constituency by 380 votes. Reportedly, there were few differences between the platforms of the two parties, which might explain the unexpectedly uneven results; analysts are worried that the small representation of the opposition may obstruct the functioning of the newly founded democratic system. Both parties had pledged to follow the king's guidelines of "pursuing Gross National Happiness", and both party leaders had previously served in governments.[6]

Another attempt to explain the BPPP's large-scale victory is that it is apparently the more royalist of the two parties.[7]

Due to a mistake in tallying the votes in Phuntsholing,[8] it turned out that actually, the BPPP had won 45 seats and the PDP only 2.[9]

2008 Bhutan National Assembly Results Map
2008 Bhutan National Assembly Results Map




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In Montenegro, Filip Vujanovic won a 1st round re-election victory yesterday. He belongs to the Democratic Party of Socialists. I highly doubt you will hear much talk of restoration so long as socialists control the presidency.


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Maybe if the folks were educated to how socialistic the nordic monarchies are........


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Weren't Nepali Elections today (yesterday really)?


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They are as such today in Nepal, though the results aren't yet available. We may be sure that if they are not acceptable to the Maoists they won't be accepted, either. Democracy and Communism can never live together, Democracy and Monarchism can, what an irony. Personally if I were in charge in Britain I would have said to Nepal years ago "Thanks for all your help, and here's a few battalions of Gurkhas to deal with your little Maoist problem. Keep them while you need them, it'll take as long as it takes."



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The BBC is reporting that the Maoist's are in the lead in the election. With 24 seats currently declared they have won 14, including Kathmandu.

They are also reporting that former US president Jimmy Carter as saying:

It's a total transformation in the form of government from a 240-year-old Hindu monarchy to a democratic republic.
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