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Electoral Systems in Divided Societies: The Fiji Constitution Review

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Elections can increase tension in ethnically divided societies, like Fiji. The way constituencies are drawn and votes counted can also affect the result. First-past-the post can deliver lopsided results, while proportional representation may give excessive influence to small, fringe parties. Fiji's Constitution Review Commission believed a system of alternative voting in ethnically mixed constituencies would encourage politicians, and parties, to take into account the interests of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Pacific Institute
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/133690

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