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Elections in the UK

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What are the functions of Elections in a liberal democracy like the UK?
Mechanism of social choice by which people choose representatives to hold office
and carry out particular functions.
Are national elections about choosing effective executives OR selecting competent
legislatures?
Ideally should do both,…

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B. Making Governments
In a parliamentary system of elections, an executive arises out of, and must
maintain the confidence of, the elected chamber. In Britain, the general election
under FPTP is a contest between two major parties, one of which usually has a
clear majority because of the distortion produced…

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