party list system

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  • part list system
    • closed list
      • electors vote for a party
        • in a multi member constituency
      • voters vote for the party
        • no say in which candidates are elected
    • weaknesses
      • closed list- voters have little choice over candidates
      • lists do nothing to ensure fair representation
        • for under represented
      • large constituencies
        • little chance for accountability to voters
    • open list
      • voter can vote for list published or individual candidate
    • strengths
      • guarantee high proportionality
      • every vote has the same value
      • simple for voters

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