Electoral Systems

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Name 3 proportional representation systems
Additional member system, single transferable vote, party list
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What two sub-systems does the Party List system split into?
Closed party list and Open party list
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Give 2 advantages of the party list system
Highly proportional, simple for voters
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Give 2 disadvantages of the party list system
Large constituencies - no MP-constituent link, in a closed system you have no say over your MP
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What is the droop quota?
(Number of votes/number of seats + 1) + 1
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Which two systems does the Additional Member System combine?
First-past-the-post and party list
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Name 2 majoritarian electoral systems
Supplementary vote and alternative vote
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Where is Single Transferable Vote used?
Northern Irish assembly
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Where is Supplementary Vote used?
London mayoral elections
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Give 2 advantages of retaining First-Past-the-Post
Clear choice between parties, single party strong governments
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Give 2 disadvantages of First-Past-the-Post
Wasted votes, government is unrepresentative
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What two sub-systems does the Party List system split into?

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Closed party list and Open party list

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Give 2 advantages of the party list system

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Give 2 disadvantages of the party list system

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What is the droop quota?

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