Which Electoral Formula Is the Most Proportional? A New Look with New Evidence

@article{Benoit2000WhichEF,
  title={Which Electoral Formula Is the Most Proportional? A New Look with New Evidence},
  author={Kenneth Benoit},
  journal={Political Analysis},
  year={2000},
  volume={8},
  pages={381 - 388}
}
  • K. Benoit
  • Published 18 July 2000
  • Geology
  • Political Analysis
A ranking exists in electoral systems research of different electoral formulas—the mathematical functions governing the conversion of votes into legislative seats—in terms of both proportionality of seats and votes and favorability to the largest party. I reexamine this issue with new methods and new evidence, attempting to cross-validate previous rankings using a larger and more controlled data set and more precise parametric methods than have been applied previously. The results by and large… 

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