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Old 01-02-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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How many political parties are there in your country with at least one representative in the National Parliament ?

Here in Brazil there are 23 political parties with representation in the National Congress.


- 5 of those parties have only one representative. 18 have more than one.

- 15 parties have 10 or more representatives.

- 6 parties have more than 35 representatives.


What about your country?
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:19 AM
 
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In india, honestly i dont know the exact number of parties.i am sure there are more than 30 across the nation. But the representation would be from 10 or 15 parties.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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There are 3 parties in the UK that have representatives in parliament: The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour.

Two of these run the country together as a coalition.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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I think there is eight of them.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Portugal has a unicameral legislature, the Assembleia.

The were 17 parties active in the last election, however eleven or twelve of them are tiny fringe parties with a handful of party members.

In the last election six parties won seats. The government is in the hands of a coalition of the Social Democratic Party and the Popular Party. Together they have 132seats out of a total of 230. The remaining four opposition parties are the Socialist, the Communist, the Left Bloc and the Greens. The latter have only two seats, and might be considered a fringe party, but at least they receive enough votes to get into the the Assembleia.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Ciemnogrod, Mazovia
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Default In Polish Banana Republic

We have only five parties and one parliament club, which is no party. There are some 'independent depute' here, and 'German minority'.
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Polish election system is constructed that if you want do go to lower chamber of parliament you must join (even temporary) to political party. You don't have to receive even single vote - decide only place on the list. Similar to Russia, party list must receive 5% to catch to parliament (in 1993 20% of valid votes was ignored).
Election to senate is less civilized - any citizen (with passive election right) could start and win the person,who receive most votes in district.

In 2011 one party list was not registered because The central electoral commission don't want to count signatures of support, and two candidates for senator was not registered just because...

Sometimes for 100 voters there is 101 votes and Prime Minister says, that Polish haven't grow to democracy.
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P.S.:In Germany there is no Polish minority in parliament. Polish minority is even still not recognize by law. But they always scream about law of German minority in Poland. German are strange people.
P.P.S.:Now we have parity for women, because Polish women vote primarily on men, so feminists cry, that women have no enough representative in parliament. I suppose feminists can't accept rules of democracy and fact, that most women in parliament are anti-lefties conservatives.

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Old 01-02-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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The names of some Brazilian political parties:



- Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers' Party)

- Partido Trabalhista Brasileiro (Brazilian Labour Party)

- Partido Trabalhista do Brasil (Labour Party of Brazil)

- Partido Trabalhista Nacional (National Labour Party)

- Partido Trabalhista Cristão (Christian Labour Party)

- Partido Democrático Trabalhista (Democratic Labour Party)

- Partido Renovador Trabalhista Brasileiro (Renewed Brazilian Labour Party)


Funny, no?


There are also:


- Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (Party of the Brazilian Social Democracy)

- Partido Social Democrático (Social Democratic Party)

- Partido Social Democrata Cristão (Christian Social Democrat Party)

- Partido Social Cristão (Social Christian Party)

- Partido Social Liberal (Social Liberal Party)
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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I imagine that this thread may sound somewhat "strange" for Americans...
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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There are 3 parties in the UK that have representatives in parliament: The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour.

Two of these run the country together as a coalition.
I think there is a Green MP for Brighton also (despite the greens getting less votes overall than some other parties like UKIP)

Also sometimes single issue independents like anti sleaze Martin Bell and that NHS doctor get elected.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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In the Netherlands:

Seats in House of Representatives (150 total) and Senate (75 total)

People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD): 31 and 16
Labour Party (PVDA): 30 and 14
Party for Freedom (PVV): 24 and 10
Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA): 21 and 11
Socialist Party (SP): 15 and 8
Democrats '66 (D66): 10 and 5
GreenLeft (GL): 10 and 5
Christian Union (CU): 5 and 2
Political Reformed Party (SGP): 2 and 1
Party for Animals (PVDD): 2 and 1
50PLUS (50+): - and 1
Independent Senate Fraction (OSF): - and 1
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