party proportionality

party proportionality

Party proportionality or Proportional representation is a characteristic of a voting system in which the percentage of seats awarded to a political party closely or exactly reflects the percentage of the popular vote won by that party in the election. The term PR is confusing as it is not the sole goal of any system and is often used to describe a large number of reforms to an electoral system happening at once. These are treated as different issues in openpolitics.ca itself.

[+] side by side comparison MMP vs. FPTP

[+] other goals and characteristics of electoral systems

[+] degrees of party proportionality in existing systems

[+] The Report of the Law Commision of Canada

[+] PEI failure, BC success

[+] Fair Vote Canada


[+] Canada should adopt PR as the prime goal of electoral reform

[+] Canada should not adopt PR as a goal of electoral reform

[+] Experiment: use the People's Parliament to demonstrate party proportionality

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