But it’s a common occurrence in prop rep countries around the world. Take Greece, for example. The birthplace of democracy now has more than 10% of its parliament controlled by the ultranationalist, neo-Nazi Golden Dawn and the ultraleft Communist Party.
Golden Dawn uses swastikas, the Nazi salute, and such charming campaign slogans as, “So we can rid this land of filth.” They generally collect 6 or 7 per cent of the Greek vote, translating into 17-21 seats in the Hellenic Parliament.
Meanwhile, the Communist Party (also known as KKE), gets 5 to 8 per cent of the vote, and 11 to 26 seats. It has even managed to finagle its way into governing coalitions twice.
Prop rep offers no protection against extreme, fringe parties. Let’s not make the mistake Greece has.
Yet another reason to Stop Prop Rep! www.icba.ca/stopproprep
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And stay tuned for more “Tales of Prop Rep Horror”…
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Tales of Prop Rep Horror #3 – “From Russia With Blood”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #2 – “The Pain in Spain”
Tales of Prop Rep Horror #1 – “The Puzzle of Brussels”