Wow Thrinn politics seem to be really different from other countries in Europe. Just to clarify: what exactly do you mean by liberal? Maybe give some examples? I always get the English words confused, I think they may be kind of false friend with cont. German liberal.
Also, funny side note: The Green Party in Germany is almost the only political party in Germany right now, that has no anti-immigration policy whatsoever.
Why is a "far left" candidate having "liberal" policies? That seems like a contradiction in terms!
Sorry I probably shouldn't have used the word liberal. I know its traditional meaning is completely different, but where I live and for many people in the US it's simply a synonym for being politically left. Both the Far Left and the Green Party are socialist parties. The Greens are slightly more so and have a huge emphasis on environmentalism (of course), social justice, and free trade skepticism. The last position has made it a more common party among nationalist and people who anti-immigrant than the other center and left parties. The party's harder hit on immigrants is still far from being as hard as the Right and Far Right but was enough so that it was incredibly controversial among Green party members and a lot of people still think it might be a fluke to get rightwing votes.
Why would presidential candidates select "running mates" from totally different parties? Nobody's going to want a situation where the vice president is from a different party from the president!
Well the vice president has absolutely no political authority in Thrinn aside from taking over when the president dies, which happens so rarely people don't really think about it that much. It's not ridiculously uncommon for a vice president to be from the next party over on the political map (e.g. Left picking Center) but the Greens picking the Right was definitely fairly new terrain. But given that people had to choose between a Far Left candidate and an even farther Left candidate, the idea of throwing someone from the Right in has a lot of merits.
It seems extremely unlikely that you'd have such an even spread - surely the parties/blocs will come together, formally or informally, to preselect their candidates, rather than potentially throwing their chances of power away through vote-splitting?
That's usually what happens with the 2nd election typically being the Far Left, Left, or Center candidate against the Center, Right, or Far Right candidate but with the Left and Right parties shrinking, the Center already fairly low, the Far Left severely fractured, and the Greens and Far Right quickly gaining influence there was no clear way to do it
Why would there be low turnout from the centre and the right, if they were in a position where they had to vote to stop a far left candidate being elected? Surely the turnout would be higher than normal, not lower?
Suspected low turnout in the 2nd round due to the lack of a non far left candidate. Turnout was higher than normal across most parties in the first round.
Subsections and percents would be nice. Also vote totals and a legend, because I can't understand the maps whatsoever. The colors vary a lot in the Us
Super sorry. I took them from a post a few pages back and forgot to add the legend. I'm not exactly sure how to do subsections as I haven't yet gotten that in depth and don't know how to make a map of them. Adding percents too
. Not sure how long that will take though. I'm not sure how to average the percentage of each state's vote with the population therein.