[EM] Request comments on MMP?
olli.salmi at uusikaupunki.fi
Mon Jul 28 05:26:51 PDT 2003
At 17:53 -0700 26.7.2003, Alex Small wrote:
>Until then, I think the Swiss version of open party-list is the best
>compromise between simplicity and principle: Each voter gets a number of
>votes equal to the number of seats up for election. He or she can vote
>for whichever candidates he or she wants to, giving each candidate up to 2
>votes. A vote for a candidate is also a vote for the list, and seats are
>apportioned among lists using some quota system (Hare? Droop? Saint
>Somebody? I don't know). The candidates elected from each list are the
>ones with the most votes.
The use the Hagenbach-Bischoff method, which is equivalent to
d'Hondt. It's slightly quicker than d'Hondt if you count by hand.
Zürich is considering Sainte-Laguë.
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