Tales of Prop Rep Horror #2 – “The Pain in Spain “
What’s more fun than an election? How about two in six months – because squabbling parties can’t build a governing coalition.
That’s the story of 2015/16 Spain, whose proportional representation electoral system created gridlock. On Dec. 20, 2015, four parties split 90% of the votes and seats, but none could get more than 29% support.
Now, B.C. prop rep supporters claim their system will create collaboration, cooperation and coalition between all political parties and result in a magical, warm and fuzzy government.
That’s a lie, of course.
In prop rep Spain, it’s been a steady course of “vitriolic attacks”, “fruitless negotiations,” “tensions,” and “betrayal.” (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-politics-idUSKCN0W60VC)
With no parties able to work together to get the necessary 50% of seats to govern, it was time for a zombie election. Spaniards were forced back to the polls on June 26, 2016. Six months, two elections, millions of dollars – all wasted because of prop rep.
Yet another reason to Stop Prop Rep! www.icba.ca/stopproprep
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