24 March 2008

Lessons From The Elections - Part 1 of 5

Well, the presidential elections in Ta1wan was concluded yesterday and we congratulate the KuoM1ngTang for a thumping victory.
While I was watching the election results, something dawned on me as I spotted a trend.
  • The Liberal Party of Australia not only lost the simple majority vote in Australia back in November 2007 but then-Prime Minister John Howard lost his own constituency as well meaning not only did he lose his Prime Minister job, he couldn't keep his MP job either.

  • Barisan National party of Malaysian suffered their biggest defeat, on 08 Mar 2008, since Malaysia's independence, losing their 2/3 majority which that they have held for almost 50 years.

  • DPP's 8 years of power came to an end on 22 Mar 2008. KMT, who had been in power since Ta1wan's separation (not independence) from mainland Ch1na until 8 years ago by a comedy of split-votes error, return to power by a margin of over 2 million votes.

  • The next election in line is the presidential elections of the United States of America. At the present moment, they are undergoing the primaries which will determine the presidential candidates of each party for the big showdown in November later this year.

    The atmosphere in the air seems to to point towards a Democrat president after the incumbent Republican George "Stoopid" Bush really muck the country up in the past 8 years. The mentality now is perhaps "if Bush is the best the Republicans can come up with, I am so voting for the Democrat candidate".

    In recent months, it appears that all the focus is on the Democrats as if whoever wins the democratic primaries is sure to be the next president of the United States and that McCain, the confirmed presidential candidate of the Republican Party is just a sideshow to fill up the opposing seat. *

    * This is my personal view only but a recent poll on Gallup seemed to think otherwise. I will touch on that later in this series.
So. What can Singapore learn from all these? Click Here to goto Part 2 of 5 - Australia.

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- Voxeros

1. Ruok left...
Monday, 24 March 2008 9:38 am
More good years!

2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 24 March 2008 11:09 am :: 
ruok: More good years no more liao. GCT is now SM liao.

Now is Mee Siam More HUM!!!

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