An Argument Against First Past The Post (FPTP)

Naturally, any argument for the validity of a new political system, in any age or any circumstance must lay its foundations in the invalidity of the incumbent system. The old adage ‘don’t fix it if it isn’t broken’ springs to mind, and it is glaringly obvious that the system is broken; this last General Election has proved that beyond any doubt. This is an Argument against FPTP.
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Hillary Clinton

What Is Hillary Clinton Up To Now?

Most of the time when a US presidential candidate loses the race, the public totally forgets about them. However, Hillary Clinton is too much of a big name in politics too be totally forgotten. Also, this presidential election was FAR too divisive and angry for people to forget the candidates.
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Germany

Germany in 2017 – Shining Beacon or Fractured Nation?

Germany is a nation of many things, known for its food and culture, its cars and exports and its key role within the European Union. The country is not known , owever, to be currently able to deal well with rising tensions created by a variety of different sources from outside and within. Apparently, they’re not known for having a sense of humor either, which is not entirely true, they do chuckle occasionally when comparing their public healthcare system to that of the US.
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First-past-the-post in Canada

First-Past-the-Post: A Distorted View of Canada

Recently, there was an uproar regarding the Liberals not following through with their campaign promise of Electoral Reform. You may ask, “So what?” Followed by, “Politicians rarely follow through with their campaign promises. And they’ve already broken a few of their promises! He was elected because anything was better than Harper!” or maybe “I’m not from Canada.”
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Dictatorships

Dictatorships: No More Lame Ducks

Balancing power is a sticky process. You don’t want powerful leaders leading your country because that’s how you get dictatorships. You also don’t want weak leaders doing it either because that’s how you get trampled on. Somewhere in the middle is the sweet spot, but few countries have figured out how to do that well.
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Democratic Republic of Congo

The Future of the Democratic Republic of Congo

The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, is one of the leaders in Africa who has shown intentions of clinging to power, through unconstitutional means. The ruling party and other supporting coalitions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have delayed the national elections that were to be held in 2016. This clearly indicates Kabila’s quest for more power beyond his final term.
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