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Thanks!  And yes, I did mean three districts, I just seem to be a little addition-impared at the moment.  :-[

It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to poll only one language group or another at a time in a mixed district like Brussels.  That just wouldn't tell you very much about how the seats will break down.  It seems obvious to me that they'd need to poll the entire district about all the candidates on the ballot to get a real sense of who's going to win what.  Am I missing something?  What a curious decision.

Has there ever been a party that attempted to win support from (or field candidates in) both the Flemish and Walloon communities?  In other words, crossing the linguistic divide to talk about issues that are of concern to all Belgians?  Or is the linguistic identity too central to how people perceive their interests to allow that?

I'm just curious about that because it reminds me a bit of Lebanon....  Hopefully not as volatile, though.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Jun 8th, 2007 at 05:40:45 AM EST
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