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April 5, 2011

Avoiding a Non-Confidence Vote

CANADA - The following is a list of countries and their leaders which suspended government in order to avoid a non-confidence vote:

1933 - Germany, Adolph Hitler

1936 - Spain, Francisco Franco

1939 - Italy, Benito Mussolini

1973 - Chile, Augusto Pinochet

December 2008 - Canada, Stephen Harper (to avoid being kicked out of office and replaced by a coalition government)

December 2009 - Canada, Stephen Harper (to avoid being kicked out of office over charges of knowing about abuse/torture of Afghanistan detainees)

Evidently Stephen Harper doesn't really believe in democracy and thinks he is above it.

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