Hey, we've got an election too. Don't hog all the limelight. We have had a labour (left leaning) government for 9 years and national (right leaning) (yes they hold each other up!) is well ahead in the polls. We have an MMP (?) system which means if a party doesn't get enough votes to govern alone they have to get into bed with a minor party. No, no sex and usually the large one is so heavy the small one keeps rolling into the centre. The green partys' leader comes from our area and I voted for them but they were shafted in negotiations after the last election. I was not happy. But I don't vote for me. I live my life no matter what government is in. I vote for Joe (Joel) Bloggs who earns $650 ($US400) a week, pays half of that in rent and is trying to feed 6 kids.
I would vote for me if my government was going to war. I'm a pacifist and a coward.