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Electoral alliances in a mixed electoral system

Robertas Pogorelis

Electoral alliances in a mixed electoral system

the case of Lithuania

by Robertas Pogorelis

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Published by University of Strathclyde in Glasgow .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 24.

StatementRobertas Pogorelis.
SeriesStudies in public policy -- no.387
ContributionsUniversity of Strathclyde. Centre for the Study of Public Policy.
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16237153M

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[Robertas Pogorelis; University of Strathclyde. Centre for Electoral alliances in a mixed electoral system book Study of Public Policy.]. The book examines electoral behavior and outcomes in countries that use 'mixed-member' electoral systems – where voters cast one ballot for a party list under proportional representation (PR) and one for a candidate in a single member district (SMD).

Mixed‐member electoral systems are described as a mixture of two principles of electoral system design: majoritarian systems, which usually have single‐seat districts with plurality rule and tend to give greater representation to the two parties that receive the most votes; and proportional systems, which have multi‐seat districts, usually with party lists, and typically produce parliamentary representation that.

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