23 Jun Three parties or two?
There seems to be an ongoing debate about the number of parties on the ballot paper and in Parliament.
On the ballot paper there were two parties. In Parliament there will be three. Orangjo were wise to induce PN to lend them space on their ticket. Now that they’re elected they have every right to go their way. Voters were informed they were voting Orangjo mps although on a PN ticket.
From the plurality point of view this is a major victory. I have no doubt Orangjo will grow from strength to strength having two mps in Parliament.
From the PN’s point of view this is possibly one of the worst decisions in its more than hundred years of history – having giving birth to a creature that has the potential to ultimately destroy or render irrelevant its creator !
Both Orangjo and PN made history, the former for the right, the latter for the wrong, reasons