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  • Since single-member districts were abolished by then-President Vladimir Putin in 2004, only the lists of registered parties are allowed in parliamentary elections.

    Russia's Rigged Election

  • Opposition candidates could also pick up one or more single-member seats, on top of the two they have already.

    Singapore Vote Seen as Its Fiercest Yet

  • In the UK, the House of Commons is electing in single-member districts.

    Matthew Yglesias » Presidential Trouble

  • Tokyo Electric president Masataka Shimizu announced families within a radius of 30 kilometers from the nuclear plant will get one million yen - which is about $12,000 - while single-member households will received 75 percent of that amount.

    Japan Nuclear Plant Operator to Pay Damages

  • But then came the moment when I saw him changing the election system, abolishing elections for governors of Russia's regions and getting rid of the single-member constituencies.

    Mikhail Gorbachev: I should have abandoned the Communist party earlier

  • The battle over legislative redistricting in states around the country this year provides strong evidence of the failure of winner-take-all elections in single-member districts in modern America.

    Rob Richie: Let's End Gerrymandering With Fair Voting for Congress

  • If you have single-member districts with plurality voting, you get a two-party system within each district.

    Matthew Yglesias » Why Two Parties?

  • - U.K. style electoral system, I think Israel should either go to a system of single-member districts under a single transferable vote system (Australia, Ireland), or go to a half and half districts and proportional representation system, with a higher minimum vote threshold (Germany).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Israeli Incompetence

  • On the other hand, if Tory HQ authorised the operation, are they preparing to abandon the idea of a single-member constituency?

    Mark Prisk - the Tories' fictional minister

  • Not that it favours the creaky, undemocratic "first-past-the-post" system: it calls instead for a kind of MMP, the mixed member proportional system that preserves single-member ridings, but tops up party seats in the legislature based on percentage of the popular vote.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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