If Britain had Germany’s electoral system, Boris Johnson may have lost the election

If Britain had Germany’s electoral system, Boris Johnson may have lost the election
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[Ed. – And if the Washington Post had four wheels, it would be a bus.]

In continental Europe, the results of Thursday’s general election in the United Kingdom were largely met with a mix of frustration and a lack of understanding.

Europe’s startled take on the British elections may — at least partially — also be based on one fundamental difference between Britain and continental Europe. Whereas Prime Minister Boris Johnson celebrated a historic win on Friday, the same results may very well have made him a loser if, for instance, the election had taken place in Germany.

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