Talk:Portuguese legislative election, 2011

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per WP:OTHERCRAPEXISTS is not a reason to keep the page "consistent" the proper term is general election, as opposed to a legislative election (which is generally sub-national elections)Lihaas (talk) 12:22, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

The word "Legislative" is generally not used in subnational elections. The way I understand this is when there is a president, the elections for the legislature (if unicameral) are named "Fooian legislative election, <year>"; see French legislative election, 2007 and Philippine legislative election, 1935. If bicameral and both legislatures are elected, it's either both chambers are named "Fooian <name of chamber> election(s), <year>" or one chamber is named "Fooian general election, <year>" then the other is named ""Fooian <name of chamber> election(s), <year>". For bicameral systems, there can be one general article for the election for the legislature called "Fooian legislative election, <year>". There are further designations for federal systems. –HTD (ITN: Where no updates but is stickied happens.) 14:24, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
must be a regional thing then. where i am its the other way round.
but then lets see other opinions on it.Lihaas (talk) 20:35, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
No. It is NOT a regional thing. Type "legislative elections," (with the comma) a click the magnifying glass at the search box. Countries such as Mexico, France, Romania, Croatia, Venezuela, etc. use that format. For local elections either its also "general" or "legislative" or even "local" or whatever position is contested: "gubernatorial," "mayoral," etc.
Portugal used to have a strong president before (Salazar), that's why, the elections for the legislature weren't the "general" election. –HTD (ITN: Where no updates but is stickied happens.) 03:49, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
It IS a regional thing because ALL regions do NOT use that. See provincial indian elections for example. Maybe its the commonwealth then.Lihaas (talk) 15:06, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Eh... if not all regions use that it is not a "regional thing." For it to be a regional thing it should be used by a majority of countries in one "region." "Legislative" election are usually used in elections for unicameral legislatures when there is a president except in some circumstances. –HTD (ITN: Where no updates but is stickied happens.) 15:14, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
not at all. the same way you have regional variations of language (am. br. aus. ind. and other forms of english, for example), you have regional uses. no "majority" status determines it.Lihaas (talk) 09:24, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
I guess you have a different use of the word "regional," then. Like I said, "'legislative' election" is not restricted to one region of countries, hence its not regional. Hence, there's no reason to move. –HTD (ITN: Where no updates but is stickied happens.) 10:26, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
Oh thats what you meant by region. I was talking about the regional variations of the term "legislative election".Lihaas (talk) 16:56, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
It seems that "legislative election," and "parliamentary election" less so, is used in countries where there is an elected head of state (France, Czech Republic, Venezuela); if the head of state is non-elective, the election for the legislature is at "Foo general election, year" (UK, Japan, Belgium), while the odd ones are the Italian general elections articles. –HTD (ITN: Where no updates but is stickied happens.) 18:53, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
"Foo legislative election, year" is not restricted to one region, or to subnational elections. There are no "regional variations" of the term "legislative election." They're based on the prevailing practices and not on "regional varieties" whatever they may be. –HTD (ITN: Where no updates but is stickied happens.) 18:53, 27 April 2011 (UTC)


These polls are highly distorted now, we need to sort it by the poll taker because each has WIDELY disparate figures.Lihaas (talk) 15:06, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Keeping Parties In Parliament In The Infobox[edit]

An anonymous user keeps deleting three of the five parties elected to the parliament without explanation. I've reverted these changes as vandalism. If the user would care to make a case for restricting the infobox format, this is the place to do it. DJ Silverfish (talk) 21:56, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

An infobox is a summary so it's not supposed to show everything. –HTD (ITN: Where no updates but is stickied happens.) 03:16, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

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