[EM] New Condorcet/RP variant

Markus Schulze markus.schulze at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Fri Nov 5 12:30:17 PST 2004

Dear Steve,

you wrote (5 Nov 2004):
> If he thinks it matters, hopefully Markus will tell us
> which MTM tiebreaker he has in mind.

Your "minimize thwarted majorities" (MTM) method has been
defined here (23 Feb 2000):

>    Minimize Thwarted Majorities (MTM)
>    ----------------------------------
>    If Vij > Vji and the social ordering ranks j ahead of i,
>    then the social ordering "thwarts" the Vij majority who
>    ranked i ahead of j.
>    Select as the social ordering the ordering which
>    minimizes thwarted majorities.
> By "minimizing" thwarted majorities, I mean that to compare two
> orderings to see which is better, we compare each ordering's
> largest thwarted majority.  If that's a tie then compare their
> second largest, etc.

Markus Schulze

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