Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Proportional Representation in Iraq poll shock

To Letters Editor, the Guardian

I was astounded to note that the Iraqi elections, although welcome, are to have seats in the national assembly allocated on the basis of the share of the vote won by each party. Surely they realise that this kind of nonsense cannot create the strong government needed in the Middle East? Surely they realise that it will leave the smaller parties in power for ever? What was Tony Blair up to, letting that one through?

[Exit stage left, pursued by a blair]

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