The Operation of the single non-transferable vote system in Vanuatu

  title={The Operation of the single non-transferable vote system in Vanuatu},
  author={Howard Van Trease},
  journal={Commonwealth \& Comparative Politics},
  pages={296 - 332}
  • Howard Van Trease
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Political Science
  • Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
The Republic of Vanuatu is one of the few democracies today that uses what is known as the single non-transferable vote (SNTV) – a method of election which in theory achieves a degree of seat/vote proportionality. Anglo-French Condominium authorities prior to independence adopted the SNTV to avoid the emerging dominance of the Melanesian Anglophones and protect minority Francophone interests. Two political parties emerged after independence in 1980, but they splintered after a decade and since… 

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