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Curiel Imma (School of Engineering University of Curacao)
A Multifaceted Analysis of the Electoral System of the Republic of Suriname
Operations Research and Decisions, 2014, vol. 24, no. 4, s. 29-49, tab., bibliogr. 21 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Indeks siły, Wybory parlamentarne, Zastosowanie teorii gier, Prawo wyborcze
Power index, Parliamentary election, Application of game theory, Election law
Zgromadzenie Narodowe Surinamu
National Assembly of Suriname
Republika Surinamu
The electoral system of Suriname has been analyzed. Suriname has a unicameral parliament, the National Assembly. The 51 seats of the National Assembly are distributed among 10 districts. There are large discrepancies between the numbers of voters represented by a seat in the various districts. Apportionment methods leading to different seat distributions are explored and compared with each other and with the current one. The comparison is done with respect to the number of voters represented by a seat, the mean majority deficit and the probability that a majority deficit will occur, the influence of a voter in a particular district using the Banzhaf power index, and the influence of a political party relative to the percentage of the popular vote that the party obtained. The method of equal proportions turns out to yield the best results in general. (original abstract)
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Pełny tekst
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