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Catalan Election Conundrum

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As with most elections that take place in Spain, people like yours truly were not permitted to vote today in the elections to the Catalan Parliament, although for once, this was probably a blessing.

Politics aside, a quick trip round the local polling station where my wife was voting threw up (not literally) an interesting  question.

Among the many ballot papers vying for people’s attention (and close to the interesting Pirates Party) was one for the Blank / Null Vote Party. Really, no joke. Which makes you think: how do you vote for the Null Vote Party? Isn’t it a contradiction in terms?

Answers on a blank ballot paper, pl-ease!

Oh and if you’re interested in the political side of things (and some people are), please take a look at the articles we’ve linked to below.

Strange Random Election Quote:

Each candidate behaved well in the hope of being judged worthy of election. However, this system was disastrous when the city had become corrupt. For then it was not the most virtuous but the most powerful who stood for election, and the weak, even if virtuous, were too frightened to run for office.” – Niccolo Machiavelli (Italian writer and statesman, Florentine patriot, author of ‘The Prince‘, 1469-1527)

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  1. November 29, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Interesting morning: first vote and second buy wine. 😉

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