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Was there a referendum on proportional representation?

We have long argued for the need to replace the failing First Past the Post (FPTP) Westminster system with a fairer proportional system.  There is a common misconception (or a more cynical misrepresentation) that the...

Posted 28 Oct 2021

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Germany’s 2021 election: How Germans vote

This Sunday (26th March), Germany goes to the polls to elect its national parliament – the Bundestag. With Angela Merkel stepping down as Chancellor after 16 years, this election will cause only the fifth change...

Posted 23 Sep 2021

This election marks the fifth change in Germany’s head of government in the last 50 years