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  •  I like the two-party system (4.00)
    because it forces voters to make compromises, to build coalitions, to be pragmatic.

    In a parliamentary system, you can "vote your conscience" and then berate your MP for cutting deals in order to get anything done. You don't have to get your own hands dirty.

    In a two-party system, you, the voter, has to cut the deal.

    That's more democratic, in a way.

    I'm a leftist, and I think having to work with moderates and centrists is actually the best thing that can happen to the left.

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