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Talk:Mixed member proportional voting

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That first paragraph, with the "tends" and "frequently" phrases, could use some refs... not just "examples" later in the article. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:20, 29 July 2008 (EDT)

Yes I'm looking for some, its a little harder than I anticipated actually, especially since I don't want the article to be just NZ centric.--Damo2353 04:31, 29 July 2008 (EDT)
NZ-centrism is ok, I think - especially if 1) it's what you know and 2) it's a place where MMP voting is used. An example can be from anywhere, I think anyone should be able to "translate" voting system examples and outcomes to their local politics? Like if I said the fibbleboobs and fiddletits each have 45% of the seats, and the quiddletrobes have 10%, giving the quiddletrobes the "swing vote", or "balance of power" if they ally with either the boobs or tits, even someone unfamiliar with Uranian politics would understand. ħumanUser talk:Human 14:31, 29 July 2008 (EDT)

Overhang Seat WTF[edit]

I think this is related to MMP, but since my political knowledge is quite limited, I'll just put it up here for the more experienced people to integrate it (or not). This English news article describes a ruling to change the way we calculate overhang seat distribution. The problem had been that under certain (uncommon, but not rare) circumstances, a party would lose overall seats if it got more votes (and on the flip side, a party with less votes could miraculously gain seats). This article goes into a bit more detail with some hard numbers. --Sid 14:31, 11 August 2008 (EDT)

First Past the Post[edit]

Can someone who knows this topic please explain it. it's in the first paragraph and some idiots like me, have no idea what it means. even a link, if that's what matters.--Pink mowse.pngEn attendant Godot 03:07, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

most votes wins. Тytalk 03:10, 19 August 2011 (UTC)