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I'm just wondering - should we include national Serb parties outside Serbia to this template? Any thoughts? --PaxEquilibrium 22:03, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
Nope. The usage is to have templates by country, not by nationality. —Nightstallion 03:41, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
Hmm... I've got an idea, I know a lot about South Slavic political parties in Austria-Hungary... but just don't know in which template to put them (I possess no knowledge of major Austro-Hungarian parties, so am not tempted to create a new template for it). Any idea? --PaxEquilibrium 12:40, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
shrugsTemplate:Political parties in Austria-Hungary? Simply start, someone else can fill in the details. (Not me, I'm afraid, I know very little about parties from that time, except that Social Democrats, Christian Socials and Pan-Germans all existed before 1918.) —Nightstallion 15:38, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
I do not understand why certain parties are in the "major" section, whilst others are in the "minor". For example, United Serbia has only three seats, the Serb Renewal Movement 4 and the LSV five seats; why are the Hungarian Coalition and the Sanjak Democratic Party classed as "minor" parties, when they both have 4 seats. The SDP even has a government ministry There should be a cut-off point in terms of seats that makes a party "major" or "minor" (I would suggest that all five mentioned above are classed as minor, because 11 "major" political parties is more than seems appropriate).
Perhaps it would be more appropriate to group the political parties as "Current Minor" and "Current Major", to emphasize that this is purely a statistical choice (as I suggested above).
I'm also wondering if the "On other parties' lists" section is appropriate, given that all parties are elected as part of an alliance (be it ZES, DSS-NS or the reserved seats on the LDP and SRS lists) and are therefore on a greater list. Maybe these should just be "minor" parties? --Andrewginger (talk) 23:06, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
I agree, we should reduce the number of "major" parties as some of the mentioned are simply too small to be considered "major". Another issue is the "other parties" list. I'll be frank in saying these parties aren't even worth mentioning, they certainly aren't mentioned in Serbia. Currently there are 433 political parties in Serbia, there is no way we can mention all of them. Buttons 6:28, 28 August 2008 (UTC)