Electoral Systems Key Terms



the given authority to carry out a policy

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a declaration of policies and aims, issued before a election

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Majoritarian System

a candidate has to achieve an overall majority to win

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Proportional Representation

parties are represented in direct proportion to their overall strength

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Single Member Constituency

electors vote for one individual who wins a seat in the HoC

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a general vote by the electorate on a single political question which results in a direct decision

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making a public vote on an issue through petitions

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the number of votes that are recieved more than any other candidate but not a majority

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the people chosen to speak on behalf of a wider group

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