Majoritarian Systems

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a level Government and Politics (Electoral Systems) Mind Map on Majoritarian Systems, created by amyfeno on 04/08/2014.

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Created by amyfeno over 5 years ago
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Majoritarian Systems
1 FPTP
1.1 Simple majority
1.1.1 single vote
1.1.2 Doesnt require absolute majority
1.1.2.1 wastes votes
1.2 candidate elected with largest number of votes
1.2.1 Close MP- constituency link
1.3 Party needs to win majority of seats in Commons to form government
1.3.1 rarely results in governments that claim the support of more than 50%
1.4 easy and cheap to operate
2 Alternative Vote
2.1 Voter ranks candidate in order of preference
2.1.1 candidate with least is eliminated
2.2 have to have absolute majority
2.3 elected outright if gain more than half the votes
2.4 More voter choice
2.4.1 Reduces tactical voting
3 Supplementary Vote
3.1 Similar to AV
3.2 Rank candidates in order of preference
3.2.1 If no candidate gains 50%, all but top two candidates are eliminated
3.3 reduces wasted votes
3.4 Centre-left is favoured
3.4.1 Labour can select Lib Dem as second preference and the reverse

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