When discussing proportional voting systems, or voting systems in general, we usually talk about how they allocate seats to political parties. But parliaments are more than parties and it also matters how they decide which...
Posted 15 Nov 2021
Like most European countries, Norway first adopted proportional representation in the early 20th century, with this October representing 100 years since Norwegians elected their first proportional parliament.
Posted 09 Sep 2021
A common feature of many Party List PR systems is an electoral threshold – a pre-set bar that parties have to reach if they want to win seats.
Posted 03 Sep 2021
Looking at just Party List systems in western Europe, there is a lot of variation.
Posted 27 Jul 2021
Dutch voters have started going to the polls to vote in the general election to elect the 150 members of the House of Representatives, with incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte seeking a fourth term in...
Posted 17 Mar 2021
Voters across the EU will be heading to the polls this week to elect the 751 representatives to the European Parliament (known as MEPs). Elections will be held in the UK on the 23rd of...
Posted 21 May 2019
Of the 43 countries most often considered to be within Europe, 40 use some form of proportional representation to elect their MPs. The UK stands almost alone in Europe in using a ‘one-person-takes-all’ disproportionate voting...
Posted 26 Dec 2018