Instant Runoff Voting Tests Well Nationally: Australia's Latest Election
Earlier this year, neighboring nation Papua New Guinea instituted IRV for its national elections. With a history of large fields of candidates, fractious races and ethnic/family feuds played out in violent terms, Papua New Guinea adopted IRV to promote more peaceful politics by having winners who could reach beyond their base. Observers widely hailed IRV's impact, with a large drop in political violence and more winners having substantial shares of the vote.
[Australian Electoral Commission - IRV Site]
[E.J. Dionne Column on Australian Election]
[AFP Wire Story Commenting on Green Party Election Influence]
[Information on IRV in the United States - instantrunoff.com]
[Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission - IRV Site]
[Papua New Guinea Article on 2007 Elections]