2008/11/29 Thomas Dalton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > It reminds me of the incredible voting > > system in Pakistan where non muslims are allowed to select a number of > seats > > for the national assembly > > Does that make any less sense than determining constituencies purely > by geography? > > Actually it does, the National Assembly of Pakistan ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_National_Assembly ) is essentially based on the UK Parliamentary system of constituencies. Muslims voted in constituencies, non muslims voted for a number of seats Hindu, Singh, Ahmedi, Christian etc outside of constituency boundary.
A board seat for a representative of indigenous non English speakers would I presume only represent a member of the Celtic language speakers. The facts are that non-indigenous people who contribute to the WMF who speak languages at home or in prayer outweigh those whose languages are officail languages of the UK. It just seems bizarre. m
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