Originally Posted by 7779311
You know I consider myself open minded and a DEEXIT is not automatically out of the question. That is one of the reasons why I am interested in the Brexit outcome. I will say a big thank you to you, if Germany should leave the EU and be better of afterwards. Maybe in some years... if this forum then still exists.
Concerning democracy in Germany: we do not have a collective wish. If we had one, then we would have the perfect government. You do not have collective wishes either, 52% vs 48% remember?
Our chancellor typically is from the party that gains the largest mayority in our elections. We have coalitions anyway. So yes, we do not vote our chancellor directly.
In Germany our best selling newspaper "Bild" can be compared to the Daily Express. If I imagine we had referendums and "Bild" readers could determine Germanies politics and future, I would have to live somewhere else.
Luckily that danger does not exist here!
As far as I know you did not vote B. Johnson directly, did you?
If I am right, then the EU commission works the same.
The democreatic processes in the EU are a lot more complicated then just dictating by the commission. In case you are interested, wikipedia ...
True, but how many countries have a government voted for by 100% of the electorate?
52% v. 48% is sufficient for a democratic decision: the majority wins.
The strange thing is that in Britain, the 48% believe that they should have won!
But a referendum doesn't necessarily ensure a change in government. What it does do is to inform the sitting government of the feelings of the majority of people. If the majority are unhappy about something, a sensible government would address the situation and make adjustments - if they hope to remain in government at the next election.
No. Personally, I voted for my local Conservative MP, not Boris Johnson and certainly not Treason May.
That's how it works. The politicians with the highest number of votes are elected and represent their party in the Commons. The party with highest number of elected politicians forms the government.
Consequently, whether in government or not, everyone who voted for their local candidate, if s/he won the vote, would be represented in parliament. Even if one didn't vote for the 'winner', the elected politician still has a responsibility to represent the people of their constituency.