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Old 18-01-2016, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by jams View Post
But in a 4 seat constituency 20% + 1 vote gets you a seat.

Why should they need 25%?

Unless they're running more than 1 candidate and don't transfer to one another.
I am basing that on it being CSC. A 25% vote is more than 20% plus 1 but remember it assumes that each candidate would get 25% which in CSC they probably wouldn't. Therefore to have a buffer in a constituency like CSC they will need a higher percentage of the vote nationally. If percentage of the vote translated to seats 1-1 then 25% of the vote would get you 41 seats but that never happens. That is the beauty of the MSSTV PR that we run. It is also why 42/43% is an overall majority even though it is not 50%.
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