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Every key ‘Westminster model’ country now has a hung Parliament, following Australia’s ‘dead heat’ election

Dunleavy, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0002-2650-6398 (2010) Every key ‘Westminster model’ country now has a hung Parliament, following Australia’s ‘dead heat’ election. British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Aug 2010). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Australian general election held under the Alternative Vote has produced an evenly divided Parliament where a handful of independent MPs from the outback now hold the balance. As a result there are now no large ‘Westminster model’ countries left in the world with single party majority governments. Patrick Dunleavy reviews the lessons for the UK and for the UK’s May 2011 referendum on changing to AV voting on the Australian pattern.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author; Online
Divisions: Government
Public Policy Group
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 14:09
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/39689

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