Elections

Key words

Electoral Manifesto
A statement produced by a political party at election times, stating what policies it intends to implement if it gains power.
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Electoral Mandate
The authority to govern granted to the winning party at an election by voters.
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Electoral System
A system that converts votes in an election into seats. May also refer to the process of electing a single leader.
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Majority Systems
A description of electoral systems where the winning candidate is required to win the overall majority.
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Plurality Systems
Electoral systems where the winning candidate needs to win more votes than any other candidate.
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Proportional Representation
Describes any electoral system that converts votes into seats in a broadly pproportional way.
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Electoral Reform
A process whereby the electoral system is changed or where there is campaign for such change.
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The authority to govern granted to the winning party at an election by voters.

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Electoral Mandate

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A system that converts votes in an election into seats. May also refer to the process of electing a single leader.

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A description of electoral systems where the winning candidate is required to win the overall majority.

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Electoral systems where the winning candidate needs to win more votes than any other candidate.

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