Two_Party_System_and_Minor_Parties_1101

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Why Two Parties?
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American Outlier--Head of Government United States 2004 Republican Party 286 50.7 George W. Bush Democratic Party 252 48.3 John Kerry Independent 0 0.4 Ralph Nader Libertarian Party 0 0.3 Michael Badnarik Constitution Party 0 0.1 Michael Peroutka Green Party 0 0.1 David Cobb 10 Other Parties 0 0.1
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American Outlier--Head of Government Britain 2005 Labour Party 35.3% Tony Blair Conservative Party 32.3% Liberal Democratic Party 22.1% Others 10.3% Germany 2005 Christian Democratic Union 35.2% Angela Merkel Social Democratic Party 34.3% Free Democratic Party 9.8% Left Party 8.7% Green Party 8.1% Others 3.9%
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American Outlier Canada 2006 Conservative Party 36.3% Stephen Harper Liberal Party 30.2% New Democratic Party 17.5% Bloc Quebecois 10.5% Green Party 4.5% France 2007 Union for a Popular Mov’t 31.2% 53.1% Nicholas Sarkozy Socialist Party 25.9% 46.9% Union for French Democracy 18.6% National Front 10.4% Revolutionary Communist League 4.1% Movement for France 2.2% 6 Other Parties 7.6%
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American Outlier--Lower House United States 2006 Democratic Party 233 53.6 Nancy Pelosi Republican Party 202 46.4
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American Outlier--Lower House Britain 2005 Labour Party 356 55.1 Tony Blair Conservative Party 198 30.6 Liberal Democratic Party 62 9.6 Democratic Unionist 9 1.4 Scottish National 6 0.9 Sinn Fein 5 0.8 Plaid Cymru 3 0.5 Social Democratic-Labour Party 3 0.5 Respect Party 1 0.1 Ulster Unionist Party 1 0.1 Others 2 0.3
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American Outlier--Lower House Canada 2006 Conservative Party 124 40.3 Stephen Harper Liberal Party 103 33.4 New Democratic Party 29 9.4 Bloc Quebecois 51 16.6 Independent 1 0.3
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American Outlier--Lower House Germany 2005 Christian Democratic Union 226 36.8 Angela Merkel Social Democratic Party 222 36.2 Free Democratic Party 61 9.9 Left Party 54 8.8 Green Party 51 8.3
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% Two Party Vote in US, UK, Canada Ranking By Two-Party Vote 99.3% USA 1984 Republican-Democrat 99.0% USA 1988 Republican-Democrat 99.0% USA 2004 Republican-Democrat 96.2% USA 2000 Republican-Democrat 89.9% USA 1996 Democrat-Republican 80.5% USA 1992 Democrat-Republican 76.3% Britain 1992 Conservative-Labour 74.0% Britain 1997 Labour-Conservative 73.1% Britain 1987 Conservative-Labour 72.4% Britain 2001 Labour-Conservative 70.0% Britain 1983 Conservative-Labour 67.6% Britain 2005 Labour-Conservative 66.5% Canada 2006 Conservative-Liberal 66.3% Canada 2004 Liberal-Conservative 66.3% Canada 2000 Liberal-Canadian Alliance 57.9% Canada 1997 Liberal-Reform
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% Winning Party Vote in US, UK, Canada Ranking By Winning Party Vote 58.8% USA 1984 Republican (Reagan) 53.4% USA 1988 Republican (Bush) 50.7% USA 2004 Republican (GW Bush) 49.2% USA 1996 Democrat (B. Clinton) 47.9% USA 2000 Republican (GW Bush) 43.3% Britain 1997 Labour (Blair) 43.0% USA 1992 Democrat (B. Clinton) 42.4% Britain 1983 Conservative (Thatcher) 42.3% Britain 1987 Conservative (Thatcher) 41.9% Britain 1992 Conservative (Major) 40.8% Canada 2000 Liberal (Chretien) 40.7% Britain 2001 Labour (Blair)
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