The Protest Vote Is Over

Make Our Votes Fair

Make Our Votes Fair (Photo credit: cliffjamester)

2012 has been a big year for elections around the world, especially amongst G-20 countries.

It seemed that the first half of 2012 saw a rise in a “protest vote” against the incumbent leader for reasons that may have included a disapproval of how politicians reacted to the effect of the global financial crisis and an emotional spillover from citizen uprisings such as the ones seen in the Arab world.

Voters decided that “they’ll show ’em” by voting for the opposition, as we saw in Spain & France but their citizens haven’t seen any improvement to their woes.

The shift that I noticed in the 2nd half of 2012 was to re-elect the devil that one already knows, as seen in Mexico, Venezuela & the U.S.A.

If this trend continues, it’ll bode well for the re-election chances of Julia Gillard & David Cameron.

One Response to The Protest Vote Is Over

  1. Mark McManus says:

    …so were the punters pissed off that Julia…
    put Kevin ‘greatest moral challenge of our time’ 007
    to the sword…
    before they got the chance to do it ?
    …if so was a hung parliament enough to satisfy them or will they want to finish the job ?
    … or will Tony ‘unfunded promises + repeal all new taxes = black hole’ …
    scare them back to mum 🙂 ?

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