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What is Rishi Sunak's reasoning/incentive to talk of a hung parliament, rather than a Labour majority, right now?

Rishi Sunak's party performed badly in the local elections and is widely expected to do the same at a general election. He has to acknowledge this, but if he says "well, everyone, we're heading ...
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Has a party in the UK ever won parliament while losing the popular vote?

In 1951, the Conservatives took 321 seats with 13,717,851 votes while Labour took just 295 seats with 13,948,385 votes. That is, Labour had more votes but the Conservatives won more seats. It happened ...
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Why is it legal for a candidate to fund raise for a PAC, given that PACs aren't supposed to coordinate with them?

Private coordination on expenditures is banned. As for coordination on fundraising activities, some rules seem to be described on these pages from the FEC's website: Fundraising for Super PACs by ...
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What is Rishi Sunak's reasoning/incentive to talk of a hung parliament, rather than a Labour majority, right now?

Because the Conservatives believe that their surprise majority in 2015 was in a large part due to their scaremongering about a potential hung Parliament and the prospect of a Labour-SNP pact, and ...
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What is Rishi Sunak's reasoning/incentive to talk of a hung parliament, rather than a Labour majority, right now?

alexg's answer is excellent, but in addition there's the mechanics of FPTP elections and the nature of campaigning and a strong tendency to campaign and vote negatively. The Conservatives are not only ...
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Why do AAP do well in local election but not in general election of Delhi?

This would seem to be an extreme case of the situation that often occurs in countries that use first past the post. In FPTP, votes for third and alternative parties are often "wasted" in ...
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Why is it legal for a candidate to fund raise for a PAC, given that PACs aren't supposed to coordinate with them?

It's because fundraising events are generally considered permissible because they are seen as separate from the day-to-day operations of the PAC. Candidates can lend their support to these events ...
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Is Ecuador v. Mexico the first 'elections interference' case at the ICJ?

Is Ecuador v. Mexico the first 'elections interference' case at the ICJ? Yes. The ICJ has handled only 195 cases in the entire course of its existence. They are listed here. A review of all of those ...
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Is Norway a rentier and resource-dependent country?

https://jep.sbu.ac.ir/article_102361_dc8ee4155972615eaf0a9a903d1cf34e.pdf Norway has been one of the biggest oil exporters during previous decades, although, its destiny was different from Middle ...
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