Unit 10

Electoral Systems

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1. True or False. The type of electoral system has no impact on either political systems or political parties.



2. There are two basic forms of electoral systems, these are:

   majoritarian and proportional

   absolute and single-member plurality

   single-member plurality and single transferrable vote

   democratic and communist

3. There are three types of proportional systems, one of these is:



   single transferrable vote


4. True or False. The proportional system eliminates the problem of "wasted votes."



5. One of the benefits of a proportional system is:

   majoritarian governments

   smaller legislatures

   increased opportunity for large parties to achieve electoral success

   increased opportunity for small parties to achieve electoral success

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