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Old 10th November 2017, 07:59 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Originally Posted by Tsukasa Buddha View Post
But even small countries seem to want MMP because of the nature of having a person represent a district. But it can exacerbate certain problems in Westminster parliament models (e.g. the extremes have too much sway because they are king makers when forming a government).
The last issue can be fixed by having a rule that says that you need a significant % (10+%) to get anyone elected. Then if a third party has the balance of power they have a significant % of the population behind them.
Why should one party get a majority if the voters don't want them to?

(BTW in NZ the threshold is 5% though anybody getting less than the threshold is unlikely to win a seat anyhow).
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