Pages tagged "Proportional representation"

Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election - Part 1: Chronicles of a Struggle for Democracy

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on February 24, 2010

FairVote starts a series of comprehensive blog posts about the Iraqi 2010 parliamentary elections, focusing on how Iraq has been working on building an inclusive fair voting system by relying on proportional representation (PR) instead of winner-take-all. 

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Remembering Karla Irvine: Fair Elections and Fair Housing Advocate

Posted on What's New Amy Ngai on February 23, 2010

On February 19th, the proponents of election reform and fair government lost an outspoken and fearless advocate. Karla Irvine, a founding member of FairVote, was 76 years old.

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Cleaning up politics: the UK to use alternative voting?

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on February 10, 2010

In the context of major distrust by British citizens of their almost 800 year-old democracy and their politicians, Gordon Brown proposed on February 2nd, in a speech at the Institute for Public Policy Research, to get rid of the UK’s “first-past-the-post” voting system.

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For Oscar Nominations, 'Choice' is Clear

Posted on What's New Paul Fidalgo on January 29, 2010

We here at FairVote are probably a little more interested in the Oscars than most think tanks in DC. Sure, we like movies as much as anyone else, but there's one aspect of the awards that particularly sparks our interest: the Academy's voting system!

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IRV and Choice Voting on Election Day 2009: Wins, Losses and the Long-Term Trajectory

Posted on What's New on November 05, 2009

November 3rd highlighted controversies about multi-candidate races and non-majority winners in key races for governor in New Jersey and U.S. House in New York, drawing high-profile attention to instant runoff voting (IRV) as a solution, including in a widely-published oped by FairVote board member John B. Anderson and my comments on The Hill's "Big Question". The elections also brought direct advances for IRV, although with disappointments as well.

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