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By Richard Wood France is going to the polls no fewer than four times in 2022, first for the French presidential election (the first round held on 10 April and the second on 24 April) and two months later for the parliamentary election (again split into two rounds on 12 and 19 June). In 2017 … Continue reading There’s a better way to elect France’s president. Here’s the answer
By Richard Wood The citizens of Malta voted for a new House of Representatives on 26 March 2022. Unlike elections to the UK’s House of Commons, how Maltese vote is actually reflected in parliament due to the country’s system of Proportional Representation (specifically, the Single Transferable Vote). Scottish and UK politics have much to learn … Continue reading Malta’s proportional election – a strong alternative to First Past the Post