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sebacoustic
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Re: Democracy ??

Wait a minute, you're not quoting the correct numbers...

> 60% turn out resulting in governments voted in by 33%

Turnout in 2019 was 67.5% and the winners' share of the popular vote was 43.6% that makes about 29% of electorate supporting BoJo & cronies. To give them some credit, 43.6 was some sort of a record and usually this is even worse.

My point is that because of "first past the post" and various gerrimandering efforts, it's not a majority that chooses the big cheeses.

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