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BritHennerz
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State the name, what they stand for and reasons why you support them.

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nichodemus
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American or Brit? French or German? List is endless, and all are pertinent in today's world, given the state of political divides in many democracies.

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well, in Israel i am supporting the new party of Yair Lapid, called "atid" - "future" {in Israel every party have a name, not just a description, like "kadima"-forward, "likud"-unit,uniting.
so, he his a central left winger, who soppurt equality for everyone. like making the religios groups {jewish who dont serve in the military like everyone else, saying "my beliving is my art"- i dont need to, i am learning the bible instead"} go to the army, like give more taxex to the rich and less to the poor and middle-class, and against the settlers. I also know him personaly, so i knew im gonna vote for him even befor he ran to the politics {lol}.
and yea, next election i will be able to vote {18}.

is that what you meant Brit?

BritHennerz
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is that what you meant Brit?


I think all countries have names for their parties such as the Labour (left wing), Liberal democrats (kind of middle but more left wing) and the Tories (conservatives but not as right wing as some conservative parties in other countries)

American or Brit? French or German? List is endless, and all are pertinent in today's world, given the state of political divides in many democracies.


Part of this was to find out different political parties from other countries and see what people thought about them
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Well... I don't support the BNP or UKIP because one's a single-issue, racist party with an insufferable leader and the other's the BNP (I kid, I kid, the British Naz- National Party is far worse than UKIP).

The Green party only really every focuses on environmental policy and doesn't really have a solid position on many other areas so I can't say that I support or dislike them.

Labour does and did a lot of things that I agree with, such as supporting the lower classes in society and assuring socialized healthcare for citizens, but they also tend to be quite 'act first, think later' in some policy areas and Tony Blair especially proved this point.

The Tories have some good policies, encouraging trade and business growth while rolling back the state are supposedly big areas for them (although, arguably, David Cameron seems to want GREATER state control of the individual if anything - which I'm not a fan of), but they also have a thing about privatizing institutions in a way that might leave poorer people at a disadvantage.

The Lib Dems are supposedly more towards the centre than Labour or the Conservatives and yet they've not really displayed much of this since they formed the coalition government with the Tories, they've broken promises and long-standing party ambitions, so it's hard to really say how much they really stand by their policy and how much one could support them - although they do seem to be in support of certain freedoms and rights (as well as being against allowing the Government to act unchecked by the public).

I suppose if I had to choose then I'd say that I lean more in the direction of Labour or the Lib Dems but I can see flaws with both that mean I can't really support either. Labour does keep reinventing itself, however, so perhaps in time they'll reform themselves into something that I can really get behind.

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I side with political parties that deal in pragmatism than a single political ideology or charter that is unbending. It helps that the ruling party, the PAP has never lost an election, and they have been in power long enough to lay down good policies which have more or less gone for the option that is more practical and realistic.

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d66 in the netherlands.
Vlaams Belang in belgium

for the rest i don't care realy. i can't vote for them anyway so why should i know them?

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I'm a die-hard American right-wing Repulican who abhors the crap out of the negative stereotypes that surround my party. Forced Christianity? Anti-Homosexual? "Protecting" our children from the evils of the world?

Bah. That's all controlling socialistic nonsense. No idea why the capitalists associate themselves with this nonsense, but I guess that's why I've often been called a Libertarian.

-Chillz

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My family is with Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz
and I am with Pakistan tehrik-e-insaf

ChillzMaster
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My family is with Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz
and I am with Pakistan tehrik-e-insaf


Theocracy, eh? So, how do you like the limitations of your freedoms? A lack of free market, combined with a nation that is unable to adapt to the ever-changing geo-political landscape is sure to fail.

Oh, and tell your leaders to stop messing with our bud, India. >8^D

-Chillz
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Theocracy, eh? So, how do you like the limitations of your freedoms? A lack of free market, combined with a nation that is unable to adapt to the ever-changing geo-political landscape is sure to fail.

Oh, and tell your leaders to stop messing with our bud, India. >8^D

-Chillz

Why the hell you think of us as theocracy?
And don't come b/w us and Indians.
Our conflict cannot be resolved until Kashmir is settled.
And why there is no free market?
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Libertarian party here in the states. I don't care much for parties, though. They aren't true democracy. With America's effective two-party state, we don't really have a choice. We either get the idiot who wants to control our money or the idiot who wants to control our lives.

They both suck and there isn't much choice. They all say they stand for one thing, but then do another. Words, that's all they stand for. All they want is reelection, they don't care about the people. It might as well be a one-party state, and nothing at all would change. Democracy in America is an illusion.

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Theocracy, eh? So, how do you like the limitations of your freedoms? A lack of free market, combined with a nation that is unable to adapt to the ever-changing geo-political landscape is sure to fail.

Oh, and tell your leaders to stop messing with our bud, India. >8^D

-Chillz


If you don't like what Pakistan is doing, blame your government for relying on it as a major non-NATO ally. The Americans chose to meddle in South Asian affairs, that's what they get.

Also, suck it up and read up on the Nawaz League before posting bigoted comments. They're a mix of fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, neoconservatives, bioconservatives, Environmental conservatism and most importantdly, the national and religious conservative that advocate free market policies. Essentially the Pakistani version of the GOP if one wants to claim that. Good grief to stereotypes that a Pakistani political party advocates a theocracy. The Pakistanis know full well what a theocracy looks like, since one existed as its neighbour not to long ago. Which the Pakistanis are busy crushing now. I'm sure you know which group I'm talking about. That's a group advocating a theocracy, not the Nawaz League.
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I have personally been influenced by my dad who is a conservative (votes for the Tories), if you read the classic book 'An Inspector Calls' you will find out the political views of my dad which is that every man should look after his own family, work hard and you will be rewarded and that we shouldn't help the others as they didn't work hard enough to get where the rich are.

I believe this to an extent, I agree that hard work earns rewards and not to give thousands of pounds of benefits to those who don't even get up in the morning (this is easily done in my country) but we mustn't forget about those who are in poverty, they probably did work hard but there are other circumstances that restricted them from achieving their goals. I believe an ideal Government would be one that leads with the head of the conservatives and the heart of the liberals.

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I have personally been influenced by my dad who is a conservative (votes for the Tories), if you read the classic book 'An Inspector Calls' you will find out the political views of my dad which is that every man should look after his own family, work hard and you will be rewarded and that we shouldn't help the others as they didn't work hard enough to get where the rich are.


sounds kinda like freemasonry tbh.
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America's effective two-party state, we don't really have a choice. We either get the idiot who wants to control our money or the idiot who wants to control our lives.


I would go so far as to same America has two of the same parties. You got the crazy conservative Christians then the normal conservatives. I myself would like the non-religious Liberal parities.
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