Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Canadian election results

I've been watching the Candian election results on, and it seems that while the Conservatives have increased their seats, they have failed to win a majority. Which means they will probably get to hang around (and repeat this cynical exercise in another couple of years).

Meanwhile, as predicted, the results are a perfect example of the flaws of First Past the Post. The Conservatives win 47% of the seats on 38% of the vote, the Bloc Quebecois gets 16% from 10%, the NDP get 18% but only 12% of the seats, and the Greens win 7% and get nothing. Canada needs MMP - and it needs it now.