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Elections as a hiring process?

Whatever else it is, a legislature or parliamentary election is a hiring process:  we have a number of candidates vying for a job on offer and presenting themselves to a selection board or board of directors (the voters), to make … Continue reading
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Does supporting a candidate mean supporting the Party?

In our current system, we elect individuals who might or might not be identified as being members of some political party.  The party affiliation on the ballot is merely there to help voters in recognizing the candidates. Despite the party … Continue reading
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Don’t we need PR to respect the popular vote?

When looking at FPTP results for electing a parliament or legislature, one often sees that party received some percentage of the so-called popular vote, party some other percentage, and so on, which percentages might well not be reflected in their … Continue reading
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