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Outline two functions of elections
To select/ deselect MPs and political participation
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How do elections promote democracy?
Political participation and representation
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Distinguish between a mandate and manifesto
Manifesto= The parties policies that it wishes to implement Mandate= The right to govern (granted from the people)
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Outline the workings of the Party List electoral system
The regional part list system is used in the EU parliament. 2 types- closed and open list
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Outline two functions of an election
To select/ deselect MPs and political participation
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What is the doctrine of mandate?
A political mandate grants authority to the winning party at an election to form a government; this mandate may come from obtaining a majority of seats
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Define proportional representation
an electoral system in which parties gain seats in proportion to the number of votes cast for them
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Describe three different elections currently used in the UK
•FPTP- general election- 66% turnout •SV- used for the mayor of London • AMS- assemblies e.g. Scottish
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What is meant by the term party system?
• “A particular pattern of competitive and cooperative interactions displayed by a given set of political parties.” – P. Webb The Modern British Party System
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Outline the workings of the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral system
Parties put forward numerous candidates. Voters rank them in order. Quota system. Votes are redistributed until all seats are filled
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Outline the workings of the Additional Member System (AMS)
This system is known as a hybrid system made up from FPTP and party list. Each voter has two votes, unlike FPTP, where they can vote for a single MP and for a party.
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Outline the workings of the Party List electoral system

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Outline two functions of an election

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