Here it goes...
There're 3 main parties here. They're
1. Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP)
Run by the oldies, most of whom have been with our President for years. Their ideas & plans are usually a wierd combination of their ancient views, mixed (often unsuccessfully) with modernized methods. Try imagine these oldies wearing baby suits & holding candy bars. That'll give you a good idea of their 'plans'.
2. Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)
Run by those who had gotten into trouble for various misdeeds in the past, or generally speaking, those with rather dodgy histories. These buggers target the dumber proportion of the Maldivian population for support. Say, that if they accuse our President of literally laying golden eggs & depriving Maldivians from the profit he makes with them, their followers will conduct their favourite past time; staging protests.
3. Islamic Democratic Party (IDP)
Run by a quiet bunch. People often tend to forget that they actually exist...Needless to say, most of their 'plans' usually end up as thin air.
So today is the day. The day when Maldivians finally decide whether they want a Presidential or Parliamentary System. What do I think of this? I say we sod them both & revert back to the style our Islamic traditions & values taught us. Just look at the 2 short years Umar ibn Abdulazeez (great-grandchild of Umar bin Al-Khattab for those who don't know) spent as Khalifah. His refusal to favour his favourites led to a peaceful ruling, & there wasn't a single person who was deprived in any way! Admittedly though, we won't find anyone like that these days...
Also, this MDP git came to my place yesterday with a letter that had my name on its front. He said (rather loudly, so that anyone who was nearby could have heard it) that I am between 18 & 21 years old, and thus eligible to vote. So why don't I just accept the letter, and come with him at the assigned time to 'have a good time, like hanging around with ppl my age etc'. Good time? Gah! This toadstool was actually trying to tempt me!! I told him that I won't turn 18 till the end of this year. Gobsmacked, he said something about a 'System Error' & left.
Its another dark chapter in Maldivian history. I watch these brainwashed idiots breaking their heads, tryin to decide which system they prefer. I wonder what remains of this country...
Oh yeah & politics in Latin;
Poly = Many
Ticks = Bloodsucking creatures
Therefore Polyticks = (?)