[EM] Re: majority rule, mutinous pirates, and voter strategy

James Gilmour jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk
Fri May 27 14:46:00 PDT 2005

On Behalf Of Abd ul-Rahman Lomax Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 8:30 PM
> Proportional Representation, of course, advances the  diversity position, 
> but also is based on a party system.

You are considering only one version of PR, ie party PR.  With STV-PR (choice voting) there need be no parties nor is
there any need to assume the existence of parties.  Of course, STV-PR works equally well when the candidates are
nominated by parties, but importantly, the relationships are different from those created by party-PR.  (I recognise
this is a multi-seat election intrusion into what is almost exclusively a single-winner election discussion, but my
original comment was prompted by Stephane's completely general assertion about the goal of an electoral system.)

James Gilmour

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