Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Electoral Fusion under FPP: MMP replacement

How about we replace MMP with some "Electoral Fusion" under FPP? Basically, minor parties like the Greens can choose to endorse a party whose platform is sufficiently close enough to theirs. If no major party is close enough for them, they can run separate candidates, which would remind the major parties of the potential support they could have gotten if they'd included them.

I assume a fair amount of this sort of thing happened under FPP anyway. The coalitions are made before the election, not after, so you're know what you're getting. However, making it transparent like this will help appease the PR concerned people.

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