[EM] Request comments on MMP?

Olli Salmi 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.

Olli Salmi

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