tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4109157903763444447.post6757234383144560597..comments2021-10-20T09:35:49.645+00:00Comments on At Flores in the Azores: Election ResultNeil Kinghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15567487892239196569noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4109157903763444447.post-6343030503701229592009-10-15T11:43:55.611+00:002009-10-15T11:43:55.611+00:00The Junta de Freguesia and the Assembleia de Fregu...The Junta de Freguesia and the Assembleia de Freguesia works with a team, there's the President and the vice and the secretary for both,and the rest of the members, some represent the other partys(ies?).The suplentes means that if by any reason some of the efectivos can't assume their role, they take the place.<br />These bunch of people that you see in the picture are supporters from this party, they are not all candidates for chief.Marisanoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4109157903763444447.post-1143368976288920452009-10-14T21:37:27.559+00:002009-10-14T21:37:27.559+00:00Sounds plausible Kathie except that, if you take o...Sounds plausible Kathie except that, if you take out 45% of the PSD's faces and substitute them with 45% of the PS's faces, then you still have a helluva lot of chiefs.<br /><br />There's also some distinction between <i>candidatos efectivos</i> and <i>candidatos suplentes</i> (think I've spelt that right) which I don't understand ...Neil Kinghttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15567487892239196569noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4109157903763444447.post-62308136935085527242009-10-14T03:10:44.322+00:002009-10-14T03:10:44.322+00:00My understanding -- which may of course be entirel...My understanding -- which may of course be entirely incorrect -- is that each party runs a full slate of candidates for all the available positions, with each candidate assigned a number in order of priority.<br /><br />The decision as to who's elected is based on the proportion of votes each party receives. Thus, if the outcome was 55% PSD - 45% PS, the top 55% of the PSD slate and the top 45% of the PS slate would take office.<br /><br />Or not.Kathiehttp://www.mycalifornianfriends.comnoreply@blogger.com