A quasi-proportional electoral system ‘only for honest men’? The hidden potential for manipulating mixed compensatory electoral systems

@article{Bochsler2012AQE,
  title={A quasi-proportional electoral system ‘only for honest men’? The hidden potential for manipulating mixed compensatory electoral systems},
  author={Daniel Bochsler},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={401 - 420}
}
  • D. Bochsler
  • Published 13 April 2012
  • Economics
  • International Political Science Review
Mixed compensatory systems have risen in popularity in recent years. Under such systems, single-seat districts elect only the leader of the local suffrage, but the systems nevertheless produce (nearly) proportional outcomes overall, via compensatory mandates. Elections in Albania, Italy, Lesotho, and Venezuela, however, demonstrate a particular loophole for such systems: strategic voting, organized by political parties. Large parties can achieve over-representation by encouraging their voters… Expand

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