[EM] Why I think IRV isn't a serious alternative 2

Juho Laatu juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Dec 26 02:54:03 PST 2008

--- On Wed, 24/12/08, James Gilmour <jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk> wrote:

> The myth that single-member-district voting systems
> "work well" for assembly elections when there are
> only two parties in very
> persistent.  We must all work together and do everything we
> can to kill it off because it is just a big, big lie
> promoted by those
> with vested interests in maintaining the status quo.

Ok. I of course don't want to claim
that single-member-district voting
systems would work particularly well,
and even less that they would be
good in electing assemblies.

I don't want to claim that two-party
systems would be useless but I do
think than multi-party systems work
better (and are an option for
two-party countries too). (As
discussed in a recent mail) I very
much support the idea of finding new
approaches that help breaking the
status quo related problems both in
two-party and multi-party systems
(they are worse in two-party).



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