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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2004, 10:11:29 am »

There's a lot of people who like Belgium here... Huh
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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2004, 10:14:56 am »

There's a lot of people who like Belgium here... Huh


If you like chocolate, moulds-frites, football, tennis and socialism (or Welfare state), you will like my country!
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against Aubry, Sarkozy will win. Aubry is a very bad candidate for prime time : no charisma, no sympathy, muslim connection, stupid ideas,... and sarkozy is a good candidate...

but against hollande, sarkozy will lose."

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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2004, 10:17:03 am »

There's a lot of people who like Belgium here... Huh


If you like chocolate, moulds-frites, football, tennis and socialism (or Welfare state), you will like my country!

I like the working man's chocolate, Belgian chocolate is fancy but it doesn't beat the good ole Swedish Marabou... Wink

I don't really like French Fries, actually, I don't like socialism and I don't see what Belgium has to do with football...but tennis, I have to give you that. Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2004, 10:26:58 am »

I recommend reading "A Tall Man in a Low Land" by Harry Pearson. Cheesy
After that, it's impossible not to like Belgium Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2004, 10:34:09 am »

There's a lot of people who like Belgium here... Huh


If you like chocolate, moulds-frites, football, tennis and socialism (or Welfare state), you will like my country!

I like the working man's chocolate, Belgian chocolate is fancy but it doesn't beat the good ole Swedish Marabou... Wink

I don't really like French Fries, actually, I don't like socialism and I don't see what Belgium has to do with football...but tennis, I have to give you that. Smiley

sacrilege!;) Football is the number one sport in Belgium. Belgium was semi-finalist in 1986 world cup and better than France in 2002.
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Reply #622 on: July 25, 2011, 04:44:20 pm  

Quote from: Umengus on July 25, 2011, 03:19:09 pm

against Aubry, Sarkozy will win. Aubry is a very bad candidate for prime time : no charisma, no sympathy, muslim connection, stupid ideas,... and sarkozy is a good candidate...

but against hollande, sarkozy will lose."

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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2004, 10:40:59 am »

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Belgium was semi-finalist in 1986 world cup and better than France in 2002.

Where they were cheated from beating Brazil by a biased referee Sad
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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2004, 10:59:09 am »

There's a lot of people who like Belgium here... Huh


If you like chocolate, moulds-frites, football, tennis and socialism (or Welfare state), you will like my country!

I like the working man's chocolate, Belgian chocolate is fancy but it doesn't beat the good ole Swedish Marabou... Wink

I don't really like French Fries, actually, I don't like socialism and I don't see what Belgium has to do with football...but tennis, I have to give you that. Smiley

sacrilege!;) Football is the number one sport in Belgium. Belgium was semi-finalist in 1986 world cup and better than France in 2002.

Everyone was better than France in 2002... Wink Sweden has a better record than that in the world cup but I don't talk of Sweden as football nation just b/c of that...
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« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2004, 05:12:58 am »

lol but football is the main sport in Belgium. Not ski of another sport...
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Reply #622 on: July 25, 2011, 04:44:20 pm  

Quote from: Umengus on July 25, 2011, 03:19:09 pm

against Aubry, Sarkozy will win. Aubry is a very bad candidate for prime time : no charisma, no sympathy, muslim connection, stupid ideas,... and sarkozy is a good candidate...

but against hollande, sarkozy will lose."

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« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2004, 06:52:06 am »

I spent four summers on the Belgian coast as a kid.
Taught me to like fries, dislike mussles, and not to fear jellyfish and cool water:)
And later I twice spent a few days in Brussels.
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« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2004, 08:22:14 am »

Without Belguim there would be no chips! And think of the Beer! Smiley Smiley Smiley

It's a nice little country. A bit mad perhaps (what over country could have produced Rene Magritte?), but I like that Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2004, 08:55:19 am »

Oh yeah. I was too young to know back then, but the Belgians brew the best beer in the world.
Leffe Radieuse!
Auderghem!
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« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2004, 06:58:52 am »

Can anyone explain to me how the Greek system of seats distribution works?
If compared with D'Hondt, it's more favorable to the largest party and to third parties, but horribly unfair to the second party.
There are even two constituencies in Greece (Piraeus B and Dodecanese) where PASOK got the most votes but ND got more mandates!
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« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2004, 07:02:11 am »

Basically Greek electoral Law says that the party that wins the most voters, has to have a majority in Parliament.
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« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2004, 07:06:43 am »

Well, I actually went through the results and D'Hondt would have served that purpose just as well...
In that case (without national threshold; with those 12 seats not redistributed to the constituencies treated as a national constituency) the final tally is ND 157 (instead of 165), PASOK 132 (117), KKE 6 (12), Synapsismos 3 (6), LAOS 1 (0), DIKKI 1 (0)
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« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2004, 07:11:17 am »

Yes... but people in Greece know that anything but a vote for the winners is wasted... which is great for ND and PASOK as it gets their supporters mobilised, but seriously... what's the point of having PR with a law like that?
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« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2004, 07:14:05 am »

Could you just explain how that law works?
Pleeeese?
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« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2004, 07:21:18 am »

I'm not sure of the fiddly bits and everything but...

The party that wins a plurality of the vote wins a majority of the seats. There is a 3% threshold to win seats.
I think that Greece uses a closed list system for each electoral district, which makes it easier to fiddle the results to give one side a majority.
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« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2004, 07:36:06 am »

I think that all votes to parties not above the trashold in an area goes to the winning party

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