17 May '11, 9am

TOC argues that PAP sees their problem as ONLY a PR problem: What exactly is the change in PAP’s promise? #sgelections

Consider single transferable vote (STV) used in Ireland & Malta. This was invented in the 19th Cent., and was advocated by John Stuart Mill. Many political reformers regard it as one of the fairest ways to translate the wishes of voters into parliamentary seats. Under STV, all voters give a preference ranking to as many candidates on the ballot as they wish, in numerical order: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.. When indicating their preferences, voters may choose candidates from different parties although in practice voters are unlikely to stray from the party they usually support. To win a seat, a candidate must receive a specified “quota” or “threshold” of votes set for the constituency. This quota can be determined by taking the number of valid votes and dividing them by the number of seats plus one. For instance, if in a particular constituency 5 MPs are to be elected and...

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