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How people elect parliaments

Chileans mainly stay home despite better electoral system

Low voter turnout has featured in the first Chilean legislative election to be free of Pinochet-era electoral distortions. From the late 1980s – as the former military Junta faced losing … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

UK House of Commons debates proportional representation

The debate over electoral reform for the United Kingdom has moved a small step forward, with a debate in the House of Commons on the subject. In response to well-supported … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

UK Conservatives’ early election call cost them majority

Had UK Prime Minister Theresa May waited several months to call an election, her Conservative government might have retained its House of Commons majority in a smaller Parliament, even on … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Electoral reform efforts active in Canada

Canadian electoral reform organisations continue to be active in several of the nation’s provinces, despite the disappointment of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau abandoning a 2015 election pledge to secure electoral … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Will the UK ever get revised electoral boundaries?

The UK Government is pondering yet another major delay to a redistribution of House of Commons constituency boundaries, according to a report in The Times. If true, the House of … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Electoral reform movement spreading across United States

Amid one of the most turbulent periods in US political history, campaigns for reforming the nation’s legislative election systems have been springing up across the nation in recent years. In … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

In memoriam: leading Australian electoral reformer passes away

One of the architects of the leading-edge electoral system used to elect the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, Canberra resident Boguslaw (Bogey) Musidlak, passed away last week. Musidlak, 63, was … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Scottish may be the key to UK electoral reform

If at any time soon the British Parliament legislates to reform the nation’s electoral system, it will almost certainly require the support of the Scottish National Party. After the recent … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Millions of British Voters Had No Choice

Millions of Britons could not exercise a proper choice at last June’s national elections, according to a new report from the British Electoral Reform Society. The ERS report condemns the continued … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Publisher calls for weighted vote system for Australian Parliament

Voters should maintain a direct and dynamic online relationship with professional parliamentarians, who would exercise weighted voting power in parliament according to how many supporters they maintain, according to a … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment