AS Government & Politics - Unit 1, Elections: Electoral system outcomes

a mindmap of the outcomes of the different electoral systems

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  • Outcomes of Electoral systems:
    • FPTP
      • disproportionate results
      • leads to a two-party domination
      • majoritarian representation
      • strong +stable govt.
    • Party List
      • proportional outcomes
      • small parties do better
      • do not get perverse results
      • extreme fringe parties do not win seats
    • STV
      • power sharing between all key parties
      • small parties win seats (e.g - Alliance)
      • most proportional system
      • weaker government
    • SV
      • majority system
      • two big parties dominate
    • AMS
      • small parties can win seats
      • multi-party system
      • less disproportionate
      • coalition governements

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