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    I thought it would be about time we got a topic of politics so that everyone besides Americans could be interested.

    Some basic rules, just give a general idea of the parties in your country, and which one(s) you support. First give their names in your own tongue, and then translate them to English, and try to put them on an ideological scale. (Communist, liberal (in the classical free market sense of the word), conservative, nationalist) etc.

    So for Denmark

    Socialdemokratiet (the Social Democrats), suppose the name kinda gives it away. I see them as more neo-liberal now that they are often pushing for privitization etc. much like their counterparts in Germany.

    Venstre (Left) this is actually a very right wing party. They are called left only because they are on the left side of the parliament. They are a liberal party that believes in small government and little government influence in the market etc.

    Konservative (Conservative), they are obviously conservative. But to the left of the liberals.

    Dansk Folkeparti (Danish People's Party) a disgusting nationalist party, they are the Danish equivalent of Le Front. Very much anti-foreigners pro-Danes etc. Awful stuff.

    Fremskridtspartiet (The Progress Party) They are like the Danish People's Party except even more right wing.

    Centrum Demokratiet (The Center Democrats) They are to the right of the Social Democrats, but only just a little bit

    Kristendemokraterne (The Christian Democrats) They are anti EU that's good. They are also pro-life that's bad. They are a religious party, I'm generally distasteful of that idea.

    Radikale Venstre (The Radical Left) Denmark's most center party. They are really pro-EU. I don't like them.

    Socialistiske Folkeparti (The Socialist People's Party) They are what the social democrats should be. However they are hardly a socialist party anymore.

    Enhedslisten (Unity List) A group of socialist and communist powers that went together to get representation in Parliament. My party supports them but is not a part of them.

    Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti (ML) (Denmark's Communist Party ML) My party. They are former Hoxhaites, and the largest communist party in Denmark. They are working on a merger with KPiD, and things are looking up. So perhaps in the next election they will try and get elected into parliament.

    And that's the Danish one as it is. And I am actually an active member of DKP-ML. So how is it for y'all out there?
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    I'll only list the ones who have seats in the belgian federal parlement

    Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (VLD)
    Flemish Liberals and Democrats, liberal

    Socialistische Partij. Anders (SPA)
    Socialist Party. Different, social-dem.

    Spirit (SPIRIT)
    Spirit, social-liberal/regionalist

    Christen-Democratisch & Vlaams (CD&V)
    Christian-Democratic & Flemish, christian-dem.

    Parti Socialiste (PS)
    Socialist Party, social-dem.

    Vlaams Blok (VB)
    Flemish Bloc, nationalist/separatist/racist

    Mouvement Réformateur (MR)
    Reform Movement, liberal

    Centre Démocrate Humaniste (CDH)
    Humanist Democratic Centre, christian-dem.

    Ecologistes Confédérés (ECOLO)
    Confederated Ecologists, green

    Nieuw - Vlaamse Alliantie (NVA)
    New Flemish Alliance, conserv./regionalist

    De Vlaamse Groenen (GROEN)
    The Flemish Greens, green

    Front National (FN)
    National Front, nationalist

    currently the federal government is a coalition of: VLD, SPA, SPIRIT, PS, MR
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    Maybe I'm blind, I don't see a PS in your list though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairman
    Maybe I'm blind, I don't see a PS in your list though?
    you weren't blind, now you can see them
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    Finland.

    Sosiaalidemokraattinen puolue
    The Social-Democrat Party
    - Quite obvious really. Leftish. One of the biggest parties.

    Keskusta
    The Center Party
    - Rightwing, conservative I guess, supported mostly in non-urban areas. The biggest party (though only slightly bigger than Social-Dems) in the last election (2003).

    Vasemmistoliitto
    Left-Wing Alliance
    - Left, used to be socialist.

    Kokoomus
    National Coalition Party
    - Rightwing, but quite at the political center, really, one could say.

    SFP - Svenska folkpartiet (or something)
    Swedish People's Party
    - Really not sure what they are. They're Finnish-Swedes and basically just a minority party. Whenever the topic of bilinguality is discussed, they're there defending Swedish.

    Kristillisdemokraatit
    The Christian Democrats
    - Rightwing. Not "beat-your-head-with-a-Bible" Christian, rather "soft-Christian-family-values" Christian, but still Christian.

    Vihreä liitto
    Green League of Finland
    - Greens.

    Perussuomalaiset
    True Finns
    - Rightwing populist, I hear. They have two MPs in the parliament, one of them is an ex-wrestler.

    I support Greens, I guess. Greens and Social-Dems. The current president is a Social Democrat and I like her a lot.

    At the moment we have a "punamultahallitus", which means Social-Dems and the Center Party form the government. The prime minister is of the Center Party.
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    I just listed the ones who got seats in the house

    * Bloc Quebecois - (left)Social democrats,promoting the sovereingty (spelling?) of Quebec

    * Liberal Party -(right) It's the biggest political party who currently forms the federal government under Paul Martin

    * New Democratic Party - (left) democratic socialist

    * Progressive Conservatives - right-of-centre political party

    I think there's one called Canadian Allicance but they don't exist anymore, not sure though..

    I hope I made no mistakes.
    I'm for the Bloc Quebecois, NPD seem okay too but anyway I can't vote, I'm still to young.

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    Okay...

    PT = Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers' Party)

    The party of the current president, Lula. They have promised many changes for this year but few things have been done. Anyway, I still believe them. My city's mayor belongs to PT too.

    PSDB = Partido Social Democrático Brasileiro (Social and Democratic Brazilian Party)

    This is the party of the former president, FHC. He was able to defeat inflation, but people wanted more. We wanted the end of unemployment. FHC promised it, but as Lula from PT had been a candidate in many former elections, people decided to give him a chance.

    PRONA...I forgot the meaning of this one

    There is a guy in this party named Eneas. He was a candidate to president but heh, he is kinda scary. He has some ideas related to censore...we Brazilians don't want our land to become a dictatorship again.


    Well...I'm not really a pro at this..I only made a few mentions to give you a slight idea.

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    Yeah I think when Lula was elected we all hoped for great changes. It's been a bitter disappointment that he has decided to be the puppet of the IMF and the WTO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairman
    Yeah I think when Lula was elected we all hoped for great changes. It's been a bitter disappointment that he has decided to be the puppet of the IMF and the WTO.
    [Jesus]
    It's no dissapointment, since it was quite predictable (i guess Lula is doing his best in the real world and using the system, like the WTO complaints for instance against the EU and the US).
    Same shit with India recently, the stock markets basically chose the government and not the indian people. Great thing, "democracy", but there are other "mechanisms" still in place protect the minority of the opulent against the majority...
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    Thumbs up Liberales Y Conservadores In Colombia

    What's up wheel chair man!, I'd like to start telling you that I'm from colombia, living in Denver, Colorado, USA. Offspring went to my country a couple days ago...
    about your topic, there are two main political parties: liberals and conservatives, I bet you know what their focus is.....

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