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Malta’s proportional election – a strong alternative to First Past the Post

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