[pp.int.general] Pirates and election thresholds!

Kenneth Peiruza kenneth at contralaguerra.org
Sun Aug 22 13:50:27 CEST 2010

As far as I know, Pirata.cat neither Partido Pirata (pirata-es) has no
official position concerning thresholds.

Under our electoral system there's no threshold, however, Ont law is
applied, so, a party with 1/3 of the votes can easily with the majority
of the parliament.

In my personal oppinion, every vote counts, so, if a party has enought
votes to get a seat, it should get it. We have 8 parties in the Spanish
parliament and we had 10 in the former election, so, well, I don't think
that the threshold would really help to turn a country more democratic,
by ignoring the willing of an important part of its population but the



Al 22/08/10 10:39, En/na Christian Hufgard ha escrit:
> Am 22.08.2010 10:03, schrieb Sven Clement:
>> First of all I want to say that I do not want to start a "flame war" but a civil discussion on a topic I deem very important for some of the Pirate Parties around the world.
> As far as I can see, in germany there is no clear position. Some pirates
> believe, that it was the missing threshold that caused the fail of the
> Weimarer Republik and the raise of Hitler. A lot of school book name the
> missing threshold as a major cause for the following troubles. Our major
> court confirmed the threshold also, due to the possible problems in
> forming a stable gouvernment, if there would be more than just a few
> parties in the gouvernment.
> Christian
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