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The Mayor of Vargonia came under flak recently because he cancelled

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The Mayor of Vargonia came under flak recently because he cancelled several pre-sanctioned infrastructure development projects. The opposition is claiming that this was a move to persecute them, as more than 90% of the cancelled projects were in constituencies ruled by opposition party members. The Mayor has responded that all the cancelled projects were evaluated and deemed unfeasible in a study conducted by an independent third party. Therefore, his supporters claim that his motivation has been purely non-partisan.
Which of the following is an assumption that the Mayor’s supporters rely on?

A If he wanted to, the Mayor can persecute opposition party members in ways other than by cancelling infrastructure projects.
B The infrastructure projects identified by the study as unfeasible were not mostly in constituencies controlled by the Mayors party.
C The canceled projects formed a significant proportion of all the infrastructure projects that were to be undertaken by the government in the near future.
D The infrastructure projects planned for constituencies controlled by the Mayors party were all deemed feasible in the independent study.
E Opposition parties also use studies conducted by independent third parties to objectively assess government projects.

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25 Apr 2018, 05:54
devikeerthansr wrote:
The Mayor of Vargonia came under flak recently because he cancelled several pre-sanctioned infrastructure development projects. The opposition is claiming that this was a move to persecute them, as more than 90% of the cancelled projects were in constituencies ruled by opposition party members. The Mayor has responded that all the cancelled projects were evaluated and deemed unfeasible in a study conducted by an independent third party. Therefore, his supporters claim that his motivation has been purely non-partisan.

Which of the following is an assumption that the Mayor’s supporters rely on?

A If he wanted to, the Mayor can persecute opposition party members in ways other than by cancelling infrastructure projects. We don't know whether other ways are there or not. Very broad scope.

B The infrastructure projects identified by the study as unfeasible were not mostly in constituencies controlled by the Mayors party. If the cancelled projects are not in Mayor's control, we can assume that Mayor has non-partisan motivation. Let's move on.

C The canceled projects formed a significant proportion of all the infrastructure projects that were to be undertaken by the government in the near future. If this is the case, then Mayor would not have cancelled the projects.

D The infrastructure projects planned for constituencies controlled by the Mayors party were all deemed feasible in the independent study. We are only concerned about the projects which are cancelled.

E Opposition parties also use studies conducted by independent third parties to objectively assess government projects. Irrelevant
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25 Apr 2018, 23:35
devikeerthansr wrote:
The Mayor of Vargonia came under flak recently because he cancelled several pre-sanctioned infrastructure development projects. The opposition is claiming that this was a move to persecute them, as more than 90% of the cancelled projects were in constituencies ruled by opposition party members. The Mayor has responded that all the cancelled projects were evaluated and deemed unfeasible in a study conducted by an independent third party. Therefore, his supporters claim that his motivation has been purely non-partisan.
Which of the following is an assumption that the Mayor’s supporters rely on?

A If he wanted to, the Mayor can persecute opposition party members in ways other than by cancelling infrastructure projects.
B The infrastructure projects identified by the study as unfeasible were not mostly in constituencies controlled by the Mayors party.
C The canceled projects formed a significant proportion of all the infrastructure projects that were to be undertaken by the government in the near future.
D The infrastructure projects planned for constituencies controlled by the Mayors party were all deemed feasible in the independent study.
E Opposition parties also use studies conducted by independent third parties to objectively assess government projects.

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I dont understand how the ASSUMPTION is B.

B The infrastructure projects identified by the study as unfeasible were not mostly in constituencies controlled by the Mayors party.
Passage - as more than 90% of the cancelled projects were in constituencies ruled by opposition party members.

Here you can see that passage already states the fact that the projects were under the constituency ruled by opposition. And this is obvious enough to mean that the area does not fall under mayor's constituency. We can challenge the claim made by the opposition on the remark that the mayor cancelled X to persecute the OP. But we canno challenge a FACT.

Assumption is : 1. New information 2. Must always be true 3. When negated must break the conclusion.
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13 May 2018, 23:01
We need to find an answer choice which on negating proves that minister is partisan

Let's evaluate choices

A If he wanted to, the Mayor can persecute opposition party members in ways other than by cancelling infrastructure projects.very broad.we don't want to know other ways.we need info about partisan

B The infrastructure projects identified by the study as unfeasible were not mostly in constituencies controlled by the Mayors party.on negating this if most projects within minister aRe unfeasible ,if this is true but minister has cancelled projects in opposition constituency then it proves he is partisan

C The canceled projects formed a significant proportion of all the infrastructure projects that were to be undertaken by the government in the near future.not concerned about how much proportion it make up irrelevant

D The infrastructure projects planned for constituencies controlled by the Mayors party were all deemed feasible in the independent study. independent study irrelevant

E Opposition parties also use studies conducted by independent third parties to objectively assess government projects _ does not address partisan concern

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14 May 2018, 06:49
If most of unfeasible projects that were cancelled after feasibility study by third party under rein of Mayor are in opposition constituencies, not in his constituencies, he is partisan because he cancelled most of the infra projects in animosity with opposition.
How "B" can be answer then?

Eliminating "NOT" in choice B can help much better. I hope.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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23 May 2019, 04:56
B cannot be the answer.A is the correct answer ,although not very airtight.
B The infrastructure projects identified by the study as unfeasible were not mostly in constituencies controlled by the Mayors party.-->It is against the premise(you cannot negate the fact that is already given in the argument.]

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