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Old Posted May 9, 2011, 2:07 AM
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Like you said though vid if they did merge roughly a quarter of right leaning liberals would vote tory meaning the combined 49% liberal ndp vote this past election would really be between 37-42% because the rest of the vote would go conservative meaning an even larger conservative victory possibly.the conservative vote total would go from 39% to between 45-50% because of the blue liberals not able to stomach voting for such a left wing party.a good example is the 2000 election results then the combined alliance and pc vote totals were 37% yet when the parties merged and ran as one in 2004 they only got 29% of the vote meaning they only kept 78% of their vote.
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