Monday, October 26, 2015

History of electoral systems

When the Liberals got 54 percent of the seats on 39.5% of the vote last week, Fruits and Votes, my favourite analyst of electoral systems, called it "a fairly objective case for the adoption of proportional representation."

Today the same site reports that after yesterday's election in Poland, the leading party is likely to get 53% of the seats... on 39% of the vote., Poland does use proportional representation.

Fair voting: actually, it's complicated.
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