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Should UK turn to a PR system?

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posted on May, 7 2005 @ 11:36 AM
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For those we dont know what a PR system is



The rationale underpinning all proportional representation (PR) systems is to consciously reduce the disparity between a party's share of the national vote and its share of the parliamentary seats. If a major party wins forty percent of the votes, it should win approximately forty percent of the seats, and a minor party with ten percent of the votes should also gain ten percent of the parliamentary seats. The use of party lists helps to achieve proportionality, whereby political parties present lists of candidates to the voters on a national or regional basis (see List PR). However, it can be achieved just as easily if the proportional component of an MMP system compensates for any disproportionality arriving out of the majoritarian district results (see Mixed Member Proportional). But preferential voting can work equally well: the Single Transferable Vote, where voters rank-order candidates in multi-member districts, is another well-established proportional system (see Single Transferable Vote).


www.aceproject.org...

The question is, shall the Uk turn to one? Lib Dems state, that if they got into power, they would have a PR system in place. Many of us in this board have stated that the Uk may be better off with a PR system is place.

But a disadvantage is, Far right parties tend to get seats in a PR system, See France Front National Party that gained a lot of backing due to the introduction of a PR system. The same happened in Germany and across most European Countries who have PR systems.

Well, should we switch to a modern system?




posted on May, 7 2005 @ 11:43 AM
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Sorry mate, already a thread here



posted on May, 7 2005 @ 11:45 AM
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i just bumped your thread on it cause its an interesting subject


JAK

posted on May, 7 2005 @ 01:06 PM
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As said, there is a thread discussing the possibilities and merits of such a system here so please post any comment you might have there.

Closing this thread.



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