European Politics Notes from November 23rd
European Politics Notes from November 23rd POL 120-01
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European Politics November 23 2015 United StatesUnited Kingdom I singlemember plurality winnertakeall O A 33 33 32 O B 32 32 32 O C 3 1 3 1 3 1 0 Legislative chamber will then have 3 A s I Even though 23rds of voters didn t choose A German System I 5 threshold If you don t receive 5 of the votes nationally don t receive any seats in legislature 0 Parties produce lists of candidates 0 Gives parties a lot of control 0 And choose where to rank you on the list I Can be high on the list not get many votes and still get a seat Mixed Member Personalized Proportional Representational 0 Personalized Portion of Ballet Party List 0 Smith Cou 0 0 Cou 0 Brown Spd 0 0 Spd I Neuis Grune 0 0 Grune I Get to vote twice for legislative party 0 Vote first for particular person and next for a general party 0 How many votes a party gets decides what percent of seats will be occupied by that party I To choose who will make up those seats go to personalized votes and count all winners and they fill the seats 0 Overhang votes I When you have more winners in the personalized list then seats available from the party list I Allows chamber to expand to satisfy rule that all winners of personalized get a seat 0 Increase in size of chamber 0 To have proportion must balance seats 0 Being too proportional may create too many parties 0 Hard to make decisions with so many different party views 0 Especially without 5 threshold 0 Bundestag O Constitutional and legislative body 0 Bundesrat O O Roughly an equivalent to the US Senate I Less powerful I More proportional 69 seats Germanys answer to federalism I Represents states landlander I 16 states Each land gets a minimum of 3 seats I Fewer than 2 million3 seats I Between 2 and 6 million4 seats I Greater than 6 million6 seats Seats vote according to party in their land Vote on different electoral cycle I Power can shift depending on regional election