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  • Electoral System Of Proportional Representation
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    Government and Politics Proportional Representation An electoral system is an integral part of a democratic state which determines the method by which representatives are chosen by the electorate. It is the means by which the electors exert control over the government. The main objective of any electoral system is to achieve both equity and efficiency in government. The electoral system will satisfy this objective by producing a government [that] is equitably responsive to all sections of the el...
  • Single Member District Elections
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    PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION What exactly is proportional representation (PR), how does it work, and what are its advantages over our present system The way it works is simple proportional representation system come in several varieties, but they all share two basic characteristics. The first way is they use mullet-member districts. Instead of electing one member of the legislature in each small district, PR uses much larger districts that elect several members at one time, (about five or ten). S...
  • Single Member Districts And Proportional Representation
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    Single-member Districts and Proportional Representation There are two major types of electoral systems that nation states use to elect people into their government. The two types are single-member districts and proportional representation. No matter which one is used, they both are supposed to represent what the people want, however, they are two systems that are very distinguishable from one another. In single-member districts, a nation is divided into a large number of districts, and the peopl...
  • Proportional Representation System
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    Electoral systems are the oldest and arguably the most important institution of a democratic nation. The right to vote is quintessential to democracy itself, however, how that vote is translated into political power depends on what type of electoral system is being used. For example in a proportional system (PR), 40% of the vote will translate into 40% of the seats in the legislature. This does not occur in the first past the post (FPTP) system whereby percentage of votes does not equal percenta...
  • Advantage Of The Majority Vote System
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    The democratic quality of a political system is brought about through elections. Every modern state needs a representative body of the people. Therefore are elections for every democratic political system of fundamental significance. There are almost as many electoral systems as countries in which elections are hold - but every system can be divided into one of the two main electoral systems. The purpose of this essay is to describe these main electoral systems, the majority vote system and the ...

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