October 24, 2007

Election tactics that backfire

Would someone please explain to me why opposition parties boycott elections? I understand the urge to register a protest, but by withholding your vote, don't you just ensure that the candidate you don't like wins even more handily than he would have otherwise?

Pakistan is just the most recent example of this. Guess what? Musharraf won.

I don't get it.

Posted by Linkmeister at October 24, 2007 12:01 PM | TrackBack