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Multi-party initiatives are becoming increasingly popular among the members of the parliament of Country W. Although legislation proposed under the auspices of more than one party may not adhere as strictly to the agenda of each of the parties involved as legislation proposed by only one party, the political backing of the voting blocs represented by the cooperating parties make such proposals more likely to pass than proposals that come from a single faction alone. The benefit of multi-party initiatives is that legislation important to the general welfare of Country W that might otherwise have foundered in inter-party disagreements can effectively be enacted.

Which of the following statements by a minister of Party C in the government of Country W is most consistent with the beliefs of an individual political party in the situation described above?

A) "Our party would rather compromise on some of our issues and also see other parties compromise on their issues than run the risk of not having legislation that we propose pass."
B) "Our party would rather give up a few minor points of ideology than risk having the issues important to our constituents not be addressed as a result of the government's inability to pass any new laws. "
C) "Our party would rather participate in an environment that fosters inter-party cooperation than persist in constant conflict with other parties."
D) "Our party would rather have other parties join in support of our legislation than join in supporting the proposals of other parties."
E) "Our party would rather have our proposals passed because they represent what is best for the welfare of our country than to become engaged in the agendas of other parties."
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I would go with B.
I was debating between A and B for a while but think that B addresses the points that a paragraph makes better than A does.
B actually addresses the statement "legislation important to the general welfare of Country W" while A only addresses a concern of a Party C minister about legislation proposed by his own party as opposed to the importance of the legislation for the country.

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Between A and B, picking A.

All the parties compromise and the legislation is easier to pass than not pass at all as is probable in the case of single party.
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OA is (B)

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Bump...

Can't anyone please clarify why A is wrong?

I understand why B is correct; and might even agree that it could possibly be better than A... But I don't understand why A is incorrect.

.. Or is A correct but just less correct than B?

Any clarification would be great :)
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Bump...

Can't anyone please clarify why A is wrong?

I understand why B is correct; and might even agree that it could possibly be better than A... But I don't understand why A is incorrect.

.. Or is A correct but just less correct than B?

Any clarification would be great :)


Because the original question has some errors, I will quote the complete version below for more discussion.

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Multi-party initiatives are becoming increasingly popular among the members of the parliament of Country W. Although legislation proposed under the auspices of more than one party may not adhere as strictly to the agenda of each of the parties involved as legislation proposed by only one party, the political backing of the voting blocs represented by the cooperating parties make such proposals more likely to pass than proposals that come from a single faction alone. The benefit of multi-party initiatives is that legislation important to the general welfare of Country W that might otherwise have foundered in inter-party disagreements can effectively be enacted.

Which of the following statements by a minister of Party C in the government of Country W is most consistent with the beliefs of an individual political party in the situation described above?

A) "Our party would rather compromise on some of our issues and also see other parties compromise on their issues than run the risk of not having legislation that we propose pass."
B) "Our party would rather give up a few minor points of ideology than risk having the issues important to our constituents not be addressed as a result of the government's inability to pass any new laws. "
C) "Our party would rather participate in an environment that fosters inter-party cooperation than persist in constant conflict with other parties."
D) "Our party would rather have other parties join in support of our legislation than join in supporting the proposals of other parties."
E) "Our party would rather have our proposals passed because they represent what is best for the welfare of our country than to become engaged in the agendas of other parties."


ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:

Proposal X under the multi-parties initiatives may not adhere as strictly to the agenda of each of the parties involved as legislation proposed by only one party.
However, this proposal is more likely to pass than proposals that come from a single faction alone.
==> The benefit of multi-party initiatives is that legislation X can effectively be enacted.
==> Multi-party initiatives are becoming increasingly popular

The correct answer will have to demonstrate the relationship: Proposal X [under multi-parties initiatives] that comprise issues of multi-parties ==> Proposal X may not adhere as strictly to the agenda of each of the parties ==> have benefit for multi-parties ==> more likely to pass

ANALYZE EACH ANSWER:

C, D, E are out immediately because:
C) "Our party would rather participate in an environment that fosters inter-party cooperation than persist in constant conflict with other parties."
Wrong. Clearly out of scope.

D) "Our party would rather have other parties join in support of our legislation than join in supporting the proposals of other parties."
Wrong. Clearly out of scope.

E) "Our party would rather have our proposals passed because they represent what is best for the welfare of our country than to become engaged in the agendas of other parties.
Wrong. Does not show the benefit for multi-parties.

Between A & B, which one is correct?
A is WRONG. Only B is correct. Please see explanation in the image attached.
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Multi-party initiatives are becoming increasingly popular among the members of the parliament of Country W. Although legislation proposed under the auspices of more than one party may not adhere as strictly to the agenda of each of the parties involved as legislation proposed by only one party, the political backing of the voting blocs represented by the cooperating parties make such proposals more likely to pass than proposals that come from a single faction alone. The benefit of multi-party initiatives is that legislation important to the general welfare of Country W that might otherwise have foundered in inter-party disagreements can effectively be enacted.

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Which of the following statements by a minister of Party C in the government of Country W is most consistent with the beliefs of an individual political party in the situation described above?


what does he refer when he said individual political party, is it a part of Multi-party initiatives(Left hand side of the table) or individual party(Right hand side of the table) on its own?
Since the argument referred to the latter one as single faction alone I understand individual party in above situation refers to one of the multi-parties.


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A) "Our party would rather compromise on some of our issues and also see other parties compromise on their issues than run the risk of not having legislation that we propose pass."
Nowhere it is mentioned that the party will see that other parties issues are compromised. Also no such risk is mentioned in the argument

B) "Our party would rather give up a few minor points of ideology than risk having the issues important to our constituents not be addressed as a result of the government's inability to pass any new laws. "
So their prominence is to pass legislation important to the general welfare of Country W that might otherwise have foundered in inter-party disagreements can effectively be enacted.

C) "Our party would rather participate in an environment that fosters inter-party cooperation than persist in constant conflict with other parties."
It is true that Party cooperates but it is not mentioned that it does so to avoid conflict. Their goal is to pass legislation that do some welfare to state.

D) "Our party would rather have other parties join in support of our legislation than join in supporting the proposals of other parties."
This is something which goes completely awry and cannot be inferred at all. This is contradictory to the argument—both parties seem to give and take equally in a multi-party initiative in the argument.

E) "Our party would rather have our proposals passed because they represent what is best for the welfare of our country than to become engaged in the agendas of other parties."
As per argument they say that they compromise for welfare and nowhere it is mentioned that only their proposal do welfare to the country and especially it is mentioned they have to compromise regarding their individual agendas. This negates the premises.
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Need clarification b.w A and B. Still not clear.

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Need clarification b.w A and B. Still not clear.


A) "Our party would rather compromise on some of our issues and also see other parties compromise on their issues than run the risk of not having legislation that we propose pass."
Nowhere it is mentioned that the party will see that other parties issues are compromised. Also no such risk is mentioned in the argument

B) "Our party would rather give up a few minor points of ideology than risk having the issues important to our constituents not be addressed as a result of the government's inability to pass any new laws. "
So their prominence is to pass legislation important to the general welfare of Country W that might otherwise have foundered in inter-party disagreements can effectively be enacted.

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A contains few new information which is a strict no-no for inference questions.
I hope this clears the air.
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B it is, well explained in the posts above
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Multi-party initiatives are becoming increasingly popular among the members of the parliament of Country W. Although legislation proposed under the auspices of more than one party may not adhere as strictly to the agenda of each of the parties involved as legislation proposed by only one party, the political backing of the voting blocs represented by the cooperating parties make such proposals more likely to pass than proposals that come from a single faction alone. The benefit of multi-party initiatives is that legislation important to the general welfare of Country W that might otherwise have foundered in inter-party disagreements can effectively be enacted.

Which of the following statements by a minister of Party C in the government of Country W is most consistent with the beliefs of an individual political party in the situation described above?

A) "Our party would rather compromise on some of our issues and also see other parties compromise on their issues than run the risk of not having legislation that we propose pass."
B) "Our party would rather give up a few minor points of ideology than risk having the issues important to our constituents not be addressed as a result of the government's inability to pass any new laws. "
C) "Our party would rather participate in an environment that fosters inter-party cooperation than persist in constant conflict with other parties."
D) "Our party would rather have other parties join in support of our legislation than join in supporting the proposals of other parties."
E) "Our party would rather have our proposals passed because they represent what is best for the welfare of our country than to become engaged in the agendas of other parties."


While "A" seems to be an attractive answer choice with the whole "than run risk of not having legislation that we propose pass' it is actually not accurate based on the stimulus. Albeit, it's one of the hardest critical questions I've seen- like something on the LSAT- but what the stimulus is basically saying is that within a country if you have four factions, say "party a, b, c ,d" or tribes and we run a multi-party initiative then it would be more likely for a piece of legislation to pass even if it leaves out some the ideas and beliefs of those factions- it just has to compromise the most important ideas . That being said, if get one person to do it or just one faction then that person's suggested legislation would of course confide with their values but it may not actually be passed. So it's better to get a bunch of people or multiple political factions to agree on something because it increases the likelihood of a piece of legislation, say a ban on gas powered cars, to be passed. A is too ambitious and contradicts the conclusion - the last sentence in the stimulus. What B is more accurately stating is that it's fine to give up some of our issues "ideology" if that ultimately means agreeing on the most important issues with other factions so as to propose legislation that is conducive or beneficial to the welfare of Country W. The few minor points of ideology are essentially what the last is sentence is asserting when it says "that might have otherwise foundered in inter-party disagreements"

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