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Take note, Justin Trudeau: three reasons why changing an electoral system is so hard

Jacobs, Kristof and Núñez, Lidia (2016) Take note, Justin Trudeau: three reasons why changing an electoral system is so hard. Democratic Audit Blog (29 Sep 2016). Website.

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Canada is thinking about changing its electoral system, write Kristof Jacobs and Lidia Núñez. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged that 2015 would be the last time Canadians elect a federal government using the first-past-the-post system. A parliamentary committee has been set up and talks are on the way. If Canada were to succeed, it would only be the second established democracy to change away from the first-past-the-post system – after New Zealand. It might also boost the case for reform in the UK. Electoral reform is often on the political agenda, yet actual changes are very rare. Why are electoral systems so hard to change? And how likely is Canadian electoral reform?

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Additional Information: © 2016 Democratic Audit UK © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 08:27
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 23:22

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