Proportional Representation

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Proportional Representation by Mind Map: Proportional Representation

1. A system based upon equal representation of a party with the amount of votes it receives

2. Creates an opportunity for the population to allocate seats in a reflective way with as little interference as possible from within the system itself

3. gives opportunity to minority parties to be represented in government

4. 3 main types of voting

4.1. STV: ranking of candidates rather than voting for one candidate.

4.2. Open Party List: voting for one candidate, the vote for the individual also creates a vote for representation of their affiliated party.

4.3. Closed Party List: Voters cast vote for a party and not an individual. Party then determines which individuals take the seats that have been allocated.

5. Most used electoral system for representative bodies around the world.

6. guaranteed multi-member districts