Making a list, checking it twice: Picking pre-election winners and losers
With all the parties submitting their final lists on Thursday, the election pre-season has officially begun. So where do the competitors stand?
It's finally over – months of horse trading, mergers, breakups and star signings. By 10 P.M. Thursday night, all parties planning to run in the upcoming election had handed in their candidate lists to the Central Elections Committee. On Friday morning, the campaign launched for real. Thirty-four parties registered with the committee, but no more than a third of them are expected to take seats in the next...
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