Casting a vote for democracy

By the time you read this, our cousins across the pond may finally know who their next President will be – then again, they might not.

The US has hardly done a very good job of marketing itself as the greatest democracy in the world during the last five weeks of political squabbling and legal wrangling.

Few have enjoyed the constitutional crisis more than the Europeans, quietly smirking as the world’s superpower squirms under the electoral microscope.

And one magazine in particular has seized the opportunity to take theMickey.

FHM in Holland has come up with this novel way of solving America’s wee problem – the Diary agrees it’s a lot simpler than the current system.

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