More or less. You see, anyone can start a party, and put themselves up for election, and then later show up in the complete and total stats for that election. That doesn’t mean that party will ever get enough votes to actually appear in any government body or serve any political position. It’s basically just a bunch of sillies muddying the waters and getting themselves into a spin every four years.
There are at any one time a handfull of actual parties i.e. political factions that actually get to play musical chairs in our parliament and other goverment bodies. There have been six parties for several decades now, pluss a stragler with almost enough votes for a single mandate (the communists, in case anyone cares). Anybody else is just trying to make a point, I suppose. None of the actual parties are actively working against abortion (which has been legal here for a generation and a half atleast), although a single candidate here or there might be.
It just struck my funny bone that, of all the things in the world people care enough about to throw their vote away on, faux nazism is more poplular than anti-abortion. Which, although I couldn’t really say why, is a relief.
The even funnier thing is that the anti-abortion party is actually called “The Abortion Party”, which might concievably lead to some confusion as to what they are actually on about.
A couple of the elections in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have had greater than 100% turnout – perfectly legitimately. (There’s no door-to-door enumeration but you’re allowed to register at the polls; combine that with a small population, and that’s the result.)
How could I forget? Of course, the party was forcibly dissolved after the main candidate (aforementioned V. “Braains” Quisling) failed to correctly address the queen and crown prince. Apparently, someone forgot to tell him that ripping peoples guts out is considered gauche these days. The poor man just can’t keep up to date on every social nicety. News sources claim he is “falling apart” after this humiliation, but will try for reelection in four years, provided they locate his arms by then.