[EM] Policy Options, Jul-Aug 2001 Election reform articles

Bart Ingles bartman at netgate.net
Thu Oct 4 21:20:26 PDT 2001

This one looks interesting...

DEMOREP1 at aol.com wrote:
> http://www.irpp.org/po/index.htm
>   back issues [link]
> Policy Options, Jul-Aug 2001 (Canada politics magazine)


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> "Alternative voting or mixed member/proportional: What can we expect?"
> by Louis Massicotte
> In a number of recent elections the first-past-the-post system has
> produced anomalous results. Experience in both Australia and Canada
> shows that the alternative vote usually does not make much of a
> difference in electoral outcomes. The mixed member/proportional system
> used in Germany and New Zealand is sometimes oversold, but a careful
> assessment of its advantages and disadvantages suggests it might well
> help lessen some of the imbalances currently observed in Canada.
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