Electoral system

Reversal of fortunes

By Jane Clifton in

Issue 3682 4th Dec 2010

Politicos beholding the result of the Mana byelection must have wondered whether they were hallucinating. One of politics' golden rules has been transgressed, and no one knows what, if anything, it means. It's as shocking as if Archimedes got into the bath and the water level went down, or Sir Isaac

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