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This table deals with voting to select candidates for office, not for the passing of legislation.

Maps[edit]

Head of state Lower (or sole) house Upper house
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Single-member constituencies:

Multi-member constituencies, majoritarian:

  Block voting (BV) or mixed FPTP and BV
  Party block voting (PBV) or mixed FPTP and PBV
  Single non-transferable vote (SNTV) or mixed FPTP and SNTV
  Modified cumulative voting
  Modified Borda count

Multi-member constituencies, proportional:

Mixed majoritarian and proportional:
  Mixed-member proportional representation (party-list PR and FPTP)
  Mixed-member proportional representation (party-list PR and TRS)
  Parallel voting (party-list PR and FPTP)
  Parallel voting (party-list PR and TRS)
  Parallel voting (party-list PR and BV or PBV)
  Parallel voting (party-list PR and SNTV)

Indirect election:

  Election by electoral college or local legislatures
  Partly election by electoral college or local legislatures and appointed by head of state


  Appointed by head of state
  No direct election
  No information

Voting systems by country[edit]

Country Body System Seats per District Total seats Threshold
Afghanistan President Two-round system
House of the People SNTV 2-33 249
Albania Assembly Party list PR: Closed lists: D'Hondt method[1] 4-32 140[2] 3% (parties) or 5% (coalitions) of votes in respective district [1]
Algeria President Two-round system[3]
People's National Assembly Party list PR: Closed lists: Largest remainder method (Hare quota)[3][3][4] 5-37, 2 (districts representing people abroad) [5] 462 [4] 5% of votes in respective district.[4]
Andorra General Council Parallel: Nationwide party lists / Constituency lists 14 / 2 28
Angola President FPTP
National Assembly Party list PR: Closed lists: D'Hondt method 5 per province, 130 across country, + 3 representatives from abroad 233
Antigua and Barbuda House of Representatives FPTP 17
Argentina President Modified Two-round system
(winner in 1st round with 45% of votes; or with 40% and a 10% lead over the second)
Chamber of Deputies D'Hondt method (closed lists) 5-70 (Renewed by halves) 257 3%
Senate 2 seats to most voted party or coalition, 1 seat to second most voted party or coalition (limited vote with closed lists) 3 72
Armenia President Two-round system
National Assembly Parallel: Largest remainder (Hare quota) / FPTP 90 / 1 131 5% (parties), 7% (coalitions)
Aruba Estates Party list PR: Open lists: D'Hondt method[6] 21[7] 21 4,76% (One quota)
Australia Senate STV 12 per state (renewed by halves), 2 per territory [8] 76
House of Representatives IRV 150
Austria President Two-round system
Nationalrat Largest remainder (Hare quota) at district and regional levels, D'Hondt method for remaining votes at national level 183 4%
Azerbaijan President FPTP
National Assembly FPTP 125
Bahamas House of Assembly FPTP 40
Bahrain Council of Representatives Two-round system 40
Bangladesh Jatiyo Sangshad FPTP 300 + 30 seats reserved for women
Barbados House of Assembly FPTP 1 (per "constituency") 30
Belarus President Two-round system[note 1][9][10]
House of Representatives Two-round system[note 2][9][10] 1 110
Belgium Chamber of Representatives D'Hondt method (flexible list) 3–22 150 5%
Senate D'Hondt method (after 2014 no longer directly elected) 15, 25 40 + 21 chosen by Community parliaments + 10 co-opted
Belize National Assembly FPTP 29
Benin President Two-round system
National Assembly Largest remainder method 83
Bermuda House of Assembly FPTP 36
Bhutan National Assembly FPTP 47
National Council FPTP (20 seats) 130 + 20 appointed
Bolivia President Modified Two-round system
(winner with 50% of votes or 40% and a 10% lead over the second)[11]
Chamber of Deputies Additional Member System:
FPTP in uninominal (63 seats) and rural indigenous (7 seats) circonscriptions /
Party-list proportional representation: Closed lists: D'Hondt method in 9 Departments (60 seats)[12]
1 (plurinominal), 2-14 (uninominal), 1 (special) [13] 130 3%
Senate D'Hondt method[12] 4 36
Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina FPTP 1 3 (one each of the three major ethnic groups)
House of Representatives Sainte-Laguë method 14, 28 42
Botswana National Assembly FPTP 57 + 4 co-opted + 2 ex officio
Brazil President Two-round system
Chamber of Deputies D'Hondt method (open lists) 8–70 513 1 Hare quota
Senate Bloc voting for dual-member elections, FPTP otherwise 1, 2 (alternates each election) 81
Bulgaria President Two-round system
National Assembly D'Hondt method (closed lists)[14] 4–14[14] 240 4%
Burkina Faso President Two-round system
National Assembly of Burkina Faso Largest remainder (Hare quota) 2-16 127
Burma (Myanmar) People's Assembly (Pyithu Hluttaw) FPTP 440 (25% appointed by military)
National Assembly (Amyotha Hluttaw) FPTP 224 (25% appointed by military)
Burundi President
National Assembly D'Hondt method 4–11 100 + 18–21 co-opted 2%
Senate Electoral college 1 34 + 3–20 co-opted + ex-presidents
Cambodia National Assembly D'Hondt method 1-18 123
Cameroon President Two-round system
National Assembly FPTP in single-member constituencies; in multi-member constituencies: party with over 50% of vote gets all seats, otherwise highest party gets half, rest distributed by Largest remainder (Hare quota) 1–7 180 5%
Canada House of Commons FPTP 1 308
Cape Verde President Two-round system
National Assembly D'Hondt method 2-15 72
Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly Bloc voting in multi-member districts, FPTP in single member districts. 1-6 18 + 2 ex officio [15]
Central African Republic President FPTP
National Assembly Two-round system 1 105
Chad President Two-round system
National Assembly FPTP in single member districts; in multi member districts: list-PR (largest remainder) (closed list) but if one list >50% it gets all the seats 155
Chile President Two-round system
Chamber of Deputies Party list PR: Open lists: D'Hondt method[16][17] 3-8 155 (For the next elections, currently 120)
Senate Party list PR: Open lists: D'Hondt method[16][17] 2-5 50 (For the next elections, will be gradually expanded from the current 38)[16]
Colombia President Two-round system
Chamber of Representatives D'Hondt method 2–18 162
Senate D'Hondt method 100 + 2 (indigenous) 102
Comoros President Two-round system
Assembly of the Union Two-round system 18 + 15 elected by local assemblies
Republic of the Congo President Two-round system[18]
National Assembly Two-round system 153
Costa Rica President Two-round system
Legislative Assembly Largest remainder method 4-20 57
Croatia President Two-round system
Sabor D'Hondt method, plus some reserved for minorities and Croatians living abroad 14 153 5%
Cuba National Assembly of People's Power Endorsement of selected candidates 1 609
Cyprus President Two-round system
House of Representatives Largest remainder (Hare quota; open lists) 3–21 80 (56 for Greek-Cypriots; 24 for Turkish-Cypriots (currently vacant)) and 3 observers from religious minorities 1.8%
Czech Republic Chamber of Deputies D'Hondt method 5–25 200 5% (party), 10/15/20% (coalition of 2/3/4+ parties),
Senate Two-round system 1 81
Democratic Republic of Congo President FPTP[19]
National Assembly Largest remainder 1-17 500
Denmark Folketinget D'Hondt method (135 seats), Sainte-Laguë method (40 seats) 179 2%
Djibouti President Two-round system
National Assembly 3-35 65
Dominica House of Assembly FPTP 21 + 9 appointed + Speaker + 1 ex officio
Dominican Republic President Two-round system
Chamber of Deputies D'Hondt method 2–36 150
Senate FPTP 32
East Timor President Two-round system
Parliament Parallel: Largest remainder (75 seats), FPTP (13 seats) 75 / 1 88
Ecuador President Two-round system
National Congress D'Hondt method 2–18 100
Egypt President Two-round system
People's Assembly Modified Two-round system 2 444 + 64 allocated for women + 10 appointed
Shura Council Two-round system 174 + 88 appointed
El Salvador President Two-round system
Legislative Assembly D'Hondt method 3–20 84
Equatorial Guinea President FPTP[20]
Chamber of People's Representatives Party list 80
Estonia Riigikogu Party list 7–12 per electoral district 101 5%
Ethiopia House of People's Representatives FPTP 546
Fiji House of Representatives D'Hondt method (open lists) [21] 50 50 5%
Finland President Two-round system
Eduskunta (and MEPs) D'Hondt method (open lists) 6–34 200
France President Two-round system
National Assembly Two-round system 1 577
French Senate Electoral college 348
Gabon President FPTP
National Assembly Two-round system 111 + 9 appointed
Gambia President FPTP
National Assembly FPTP 48 + 5 appointed
Georgia President Two-round system
Parliament Parallel: Party-list / FPTP 150 5%
Germany Bundestag MMP: Sainte-Laguë / FPTP 299 / 1 598 + overhang seats 5% or 3 district seats
Ghana President Two-round system
Parliament FPTP 230
Greece Hellenic Parliament SMPR: 250 seats proportionally divided via several allocations; 50 bonus seats to the first party 42 / 1 300 3%
Grenada House of Representatives FPTP 15
Guatemala President Two-round system
Congress of the Republic D'Hondt method 29 / 1 158
Guinea President Two-round system
National Assembly Parallel: 76 Hare quota + 38 FPTP 76 / 1 114
Guinea-Bissau President Two-round system
National People's Assembly Party list 100
Guyana National Assembly Largest remainder (Hare quota) 53 (+12 appointed by local councils)
Haiti President Two-round system
Chamber of Deputies Two-round system 1 99
Holy See (Vatican) Pope Electoral college
Honduras President FPTP
National Congress Largest remainder (Hare quota) 1-23 128
Hong Kong Legislative Council Parallel
District constituencies: Largest remainder (Hare quota)
Functional constituencies: FPTP, Bloc voting, IRV
4–8 (District constituencies) / 1-3 (Functional constituencies) 60
Hungary National Assembly Parallel: 106 FPTP + 93 national list-PR 199 5% (10% for coalitions)
Iceland President FPTP
Alþing D'Hondt method 9 63 5%
India President Electoral college
House of the People FPTP 1 545
House of the states Single Transferable Vote by state legislatures varies from 1-31 seats 233
Indonesia President Two-round system
People's Representative Council Hare quota (open lists) 2-12 560 2.5% nationially
Regional Representatives Council SNTV 4 132
Iran President Two-round system
Majlis of Iran Two-round system 290
Assembly of Experts 86
Iraq Council of Representatives Party list 5-59 275
Ireland President IRV
Seanad Éireann STV (49/60 seats - restricted franchise) N/A 60
Dáil Éireann STV 3–5 166[22]
Israel Knesset D'Hondt method (Closed Lists) 120 120 3.25%[23]
Italy Chamber of Deputies 617 list-Largest remainder + 1 FPTP + 12 Largest remainder (Hare quota) for the Italians living abroad 1/45 (parties run at-large) 630 2% (parties in coalition, except that the first party below 2% in a coalition does receive seats)
4% (free parties)
10% (coalitions)
20% (parties in a single district with ethnic minorities)
Senate 301 list-Largest remainder + 1 FPTP + 7 AMS + 6 Largest remainder (Hare quota) for the Italians living abroad 1/49 315 3% (parties in coalition)
8% (free parties)
20% (coalitions)
Ivory Coast President Two-round system
National Assembly FPTP 225
Jamaica House of Representatives FPTP 1 60
Japan House of Representatives Parallel: FPTP (295 seats)[24] / Party list PR (Closed list) D'Hondt method (180 seats) 6-29 / 1 475
House of Councillors Parallel: SNTV (73 seats) / Party list PR (Open list) D'Hondt method (96 seats) 1-5 / 48 (Per election) 242 (Half of the seats are up each election.)
Jordan Chamber of Deputies FPTP 104 + 6 women elected by electoral college
Kazakhstan President Two-round system
Majilis Party-list 98 + 9 members elected by electoral college 7%
Kenya President FPTP
National Assembly of Kenya FPTP 210 + 12 appointed + 2 ex officio
Kiribati President FPTP
House of Assembly Modified runoff 40 + 1 delegate from Banaba Island and 1 ex officio
Kuwait National Assembly limited vote (4 votes for 10 seats) 10 50
Kyrgyzstan President Two-round system
Legislative Assembly Parallel: Closed-lists (15 seats) / Two-round system (45) 60
Assembly of People's Representatives 45
Laos National Assembly Bloc voting 115
Latvia Saeima Sainte-Laguë method 14–28 100 5%
Lebanon Chamber of Deputies Bloc voting 2-10 128
Lesotho National Assembly MMP Party list (40 seats) / FPTP (80 seats) 120
Liberia President Two-round system
House of Representatives FPTP 1 73
Senate FPTP 2 per county, 1 per election 30
Liechtenstein Diet Largest remainder (Hare quota) 10, 15 25 8%
Lithuania President Two-round system
Seimas Parallel: Largest remainder (70 seats) / Two-round system (71 seats) 70 / 1 141 5% (parties), 7% (coalitions)
Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies D'Hondt method 7-23 60
Macau Legislative Council Party list / Functional constituencies / Appointed 12 29
Macedonia President Two-round system
Assembly D'Hondt method 20 120
Madagascar President Two-round system[25]
National Assembly FPTP (87 seats), Party list PR (Closed list) Highest averages method in 2-member districts (64 seats)[25][26] 1,2 151
Malawi President FPTP
National Assembly FPTP 194
Malaysia Dewan Rakyat FPTP 1 222
Maldives President Two-round system
Majlis FPTP 1 77
Mali President Two-round system
National Assembly Two-round system 160
Malta President
House of Representatives STV 5 65
Marshall Islands Legislature FPTP 33
Mauritania President Two-round system
National Assembly Parallel: 106 in 46 districts; in districts with 1-2 seats : Two-round system, in larger districts: List-PR (simple quota largest remainder; closed-list) + twice 20 nationally (one set of 20 reserved for women): List-PR (simple quota largest remainder; closed-list) 146
Mauritius National Assembly Bloc voting 2–3 62 + 8 'best losers' appointed
Mexico President FPTP
Chamber of Deputies Parallel: Largest remainder (Hare quota) (200 seats) / FPTP (300 seats) 40 / 1 500
Senate Parallel: Largest remainder (Hare quota) / winner takes 2, second takes 1 (limited vote with closed lists) 32 / 3 128
Federated States of Micronesia Congress FPTP (10 seats), PR (4 seats) 14
Moldova Parliament of the Republic of Moldova D'Hondt method 101 101 4%
Monaco National Council Parallel: Plurality-at-large voting in single nationwide constituency (16 seats); D'Hondt method (8 seats)[27] 24 5% (For proportional seats)[27]
Mongolia President Two-round system [28]
State Great Khural Parallel: Plurality-at-large voting (48 seats, 1-3 per district) Candidates have to get at least 28% of the votes in a district to get elected. If there are unfilled seat, a runoff is held with twice the number of candidates as there are unfilled seats / Party list PR (Closed list) Largest remainder (28 seats)

[29]

1-3, 28 76 5% (For proportional seats)
Montenegro Parliament D'Hondt method (closed lists) 5, 76 81 3%
Montserrat Legislative Council 9 9
Morocco Assembly of Representatives Parallel: Largest remainder (295 seats) / list of women (30 seats) 325
Mozambique President Two-round system
Assembly of the Republic D'Hondt method 250 250 5%
Namibia President Two-round system
National Assembly Hare quota + 6 appointed 72 78
Nauru Parliament Modified Borda Count (Dowdall system, First ranked cadidate gets 1 point, second 1/2, third 1/3 and so on.)[30] 2-4[30] 19[31]
Nepal Constituent Assembly Parallel: Party list PR: Closed lists: Modified Sainte-Laguë method / FPTP[32][33] 1, 335 575 elected + 26 appointed
Netherlands House of Representatives Party list PR: Open lists: D'Hondt method 150 150 0.67%
Senate Party list PR (Election is conducted among the members of the twelve provincial councils) 75 75
New Zealand House of Representatives (Parliament) MMP: Sainte-Laguë method (51+ seats) / FPTP (69 district seats which also includes 7 seats reserved for Maori) 120 + overhang seats 5% or 1 district seat
Nicaragua President FPTP
National Assembly D'Hondt method 1-20 92
Niger President Two-round system
National Assembly Party list (105 seats) + 8 from FPTP 113
Nigeria President Two-round system
House of Representatives FPTP 1 360
Senate FPTP 1 109
Niue Assembly Bloc voting (6 seats) 1–6 6 + 14 representatives of the villages
North Korea Supreme People's Assembly Endorsement of candidate 687
Norway Storting Party list PR: Open lists: Modified Sainte-Laguë method [34] 4–19 150 + 19 leveling seats 4% for leveling seats
Pakistan National Assembly FPTP, with Party list for women 272 + 10 for religious minorities + 60 for women
Palau President
House of Delegates FPTP 16
Senate FPTP 13
Palestine President FPTP
Legislative Council Parallel: Sainte-Laguë method (closed list; 66 seats) / Bloc voting or FPTP (66 seats) 66 / 1–9 132 2%
Panama President FPTP
National Assembly Single-member constituencies: FPTP; multi-member: Saripolo or Sartori method (Largest remainder, but remainders only for those with no seats) 1–7 78
Papua New Guinea National Parliament IRV 1 109
Paraguay President FPTP[35]
Chamber of Deputies D'Hondt method 1-19 80
Senate D'Hondt method 45 45
Peru President Two-round system
Congress of the Republic Largest remainder 1-35 130
Philippines President FPTP
House of Representatives Parallel: Party list (closed lists; modified Hare quota with 3-seat cap and no remainders) / FPTP (229 districts in 2010, 232 in 2013) 57 / 1 (2010), 58 / 1 (2013) 286 (2010), 292 (2013) 2%; parties with less than 2% of the vote may win seats if the list seats haven't been completely distributed.
Senate Bloc voting 12 / 1 24
Poland President Two-round system
Sejm D'Hondt method 7–19 460 5% (8% for coalitions, 0% for national minorities)
Senate FPTP 1 100
Portugal President Two-round system
Assembly of the Republic D'Hondt method (Closed Lists) 2–47 230
Romania President Two-round system
Chamber of Deputies Proportional system where candidate that obtains more than 50% of the vote is assured his seat. There may be more winners than seats available. 412 5% (parties), 8-10% (coalitions) or 6 district seats
Senate Proportional system where candidate that obtains more than 50% of the vote is assured his seat. There may be more winners than seats available. 176 5% (parties), 8-10% (coalitions) or 3 district seats
Russia President Two-round system
State Duma Parallel voting: Party list (225 seats) / FPTP (225 seats) [36][37] 1, 225 450 5%
Rwanda President FPTP[38]
Chamber of Deputies Largest remainder 53 53 + 24 elected by provincial councils + 3 appointed 5%
Saint Kitts and Nevis National Assembly FPTP 11 + 3 appointed + 1 ex officio
Saint Lucia House of Assembly FPTP 17
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines House of Assembly FPTP 15 + 6 appointed
Samoa Fono FPTP / Bloc voting 1–2 47
San Marino Grand and General Council SMPR using a D'Hondt method with national majority bonus 60
São Tomé and Príncipe President Two-round system
National Assembly Party list 55
Senegal President Two-round system
National Assembly Parallel voting: 60 by PR, 90 by majority 150
Serbia President Two-round system
National Assembly D'Hondt method 250 250 5% (0.4% for minorities)
Seychelles President FPTP
National Assembly Parallel: Hare quota (9 seats) / FPTP (25 seats) 9 / 1 34
Sierra Leone President Two-round system[39]
Parliament FPTP 1 112 + 12 Paramount chiefs 12.5%
Singapore President FPTP
Parliament Bloc voting / FPTP 1 or 4 or 5 or 6 (depending on constituency) 87 + 9 appointed + 9 NCMP
Slovakia President Two-round system
National Council of the Slovak Republic Hagenbach-Bischoff (semi-open lists) 150 150 5% / 7% (coalitions of 2-3 parties) / 10% (coalitions of at least 4 parties)
Slovenia President Two-round system
National Assembly D'Hondt method (88 seats) + 2 seats by Borda Count 11/8 + 2 single-seat constituencies 90 4%
Solomon Islands National Parliament FPTP 50
South Africa National Assembly Droop quota (Closed lists) 400 400
South Korea President FPTP
National Assembly Parallel: Party list (54 seats) / FPTP (245 seats) 299
Spain Congress of Deputies D'Hondt method (Closed Lists) 1–35 350 3%
Senate Limited vote (3 votes for 4 seats) (208 members), appointment by regional legislatures (51 members) 2–4 259
Sri Lanka President Sri Lankan contingent vote
Parliament of Sri Lanka Largest remainder (Hare quota) 4-20 225
Suriname National Assembly of Suriname Party list 2-17 51
Sweden Riksdag Modified Sainte-Laguë (Open list) 349 4% (or 12% in a constituency)
Switzerland National Council D'Hondt method (open lists) 1–-34 200
Council of States Varies with canton (generally Two-round system) 1–2 46
Syria President Two-round system[40]
People's Council
Taiwan (Republic of China) President FPTP
Legislative Yuan Parallel: FPTP (73 seats) / Largest remainder (Hare quota) (34 seats)
Aboriginal seats: SNTV (6 seats)
1
Aboriginal constituencies: 3
113 5%
Tajikistan President
Supreme Assembly of Tajikistan Parallel: Party list (22 seats) / Two-round system single-member constituencies (41 seats) 63
Tanzania President FPTP
National Assembly FPTP 324
Thailand House of Representatives Parallel: Party list (125 seats) / FPTP (375 seats) 125/1 500
Senate FPTP or SNTV 200
Togo President Two-round system
National Assembly of Togo Two-round system 81
Tonga Legislative Assembly Two-round system 9 + 9 elected by nobles + 10 members of Privy Council + 2 governors
Trinidad and Tobago House of Representatives FPTP 1 41
Tunisia President Two-round system[41][42]
Assembly of the Representatives of the People Party-list PR: Closed list: Largest remainder method [43][44] 4-10 (Seats in Tunisia), 1-5 (Seats for Tunisians abroad) 217
Turkey President Two-round system
Grand National Assembly D'Hondt method 2-25 550 10%
Turkmenistan President FPTP
Assembly Two-round system 50
Tuvalu Parliament FPTP or SNTV 1–2 15
Uganda President FPTP
National Assembly FPTP 214 + 78 from various groups
Ukraine President Two-round system
Verkhovna Rada Parallel: Party list (Hare quota) / FPTP 225 / 1 450 5%
United Kingdom House of Commons FPTP 1 650
United States President Electoral college Electors chosen using FPTP on a per state basis, except in the states of Maine and Nebraska, where two electors are chosen using FPTP on a statewide basis, and one elector is chosen from each Congressional district using FPTP on a per district basis.
House of Representatives FPTP for all seats except: Two-round system in Georgia[45] and nonpartisan blanket primary in California, Louisiana[46] and Washington[note 3][note 4] 1 435 + 6 non-voting members
Senate FPTP for all seats except: Two-round system in Georgia[45] and nonpartisan blanket primary in California, Louisiana[46] and Washington[note 3][note 4] 2 per state, 1 per election 100
Uruguay President Two-round system
Chamber of Deputies D'Hondt method 2-42 99
Chamber of Senators D'Hondt method 30 30 + vice-president
Uzbekistan President Two-round system
Vanuatu Parliament SNTV 52
Venezuela President FPTP
National Assembly Parallel: Regional party list (closed list; D'Hondt method) (52 seats) / FPTP or bloc voting, and FPTP in districts reserved for indigenous peoples (113 seats) 2 (20 states)-3 (4) / 1 (68 districts), 2 (15), and 3 (4); at least 1 district per state. The three indigenous' districts comprise some whole states 165
Vietnam National Assembly 498
Yemen President Two-round system
Assembly of Representatives FPTP 301
Zambia President FPTP
National Assembly FPTP 150
Zimbabwe President Two-round system[47]
House of Assembly Parallel: FPTP (210 seats) / Party list PR: Closed lists: Largest remainder method (Hare quota) (60 seats, 6 for each province, reserved for women, and based on vote in the districts)[48][49][note 5] 1, 6 (Women's lists) 210 + 60 reserved for women
Senate Party list PR: Closed lists: Largest remainder method (Hare quota) (60 seats, 6 for each province, based on vote for national assembly). Additionally the senate consists of 2 seats for each non-metropolitan district of Zimbabwe elected by each provincial assembly of chiefs using SNTV,[50] 1 seat each for the president and deputy president of the National Council of Chiefs, 1 male and 1 female seat for people with disabilities elected on separate ballots using FPTP by an electoral college designated by the National Disability Board.[48][49] 6 (directly elected seats) 60 directly elected + 20

Key[edit]

Seats per district 
Most elections are split into a number of electoral districts. In some elections, there is one person elected per district. In others, there are many people elected per district. Electoral districts can have different names, see list of electoral districts by nation.
Total number of seats 
the number of representatives elected to the body in total.
Election threshold 
see Election threshold
FPTP 
Using the system of First Past The Post voting to pick a single winner per district
Party list 
One of many Party-list proportional representation systems. Where possible, this has been replaced by the allocation system used within the party-list (e.g. D'Hondt method)
Parallel voting 
This means that two simultaneous systems are used to elect representatives to the same body. If there is interchange between the two systems (e.g. the number elected in one system affects the number elected in the other) then this is called the additional member system.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ For a round to be declared valid, the turnout must be at least 50% of voters in the electoral register.
  2. ^ For the first round of elections to be declared valid, at least 50% of voters in the electoral register must have voted. For the runoff round between the top two candidates, the requirement is 25%.
  3. ^ a b Louisiana uses a variant of the blanket primary with the primary at the day of the general election, with a runoff if no candidate receives a majority, while California and Washington has a primary before the general election with the top-two candidates facing off in the general election regardless of whether one has a majority or not. Many states use runoff voting in the partisan primaries.
  4. ^ a b Elections in the united states commonly feature partisan primary elections run by the state (as opposed to by the parties), see Primary election#Primaries in the United States
  5. ^ The constitution specifies the extra 60 seats for women only for the two first parliaments. The first parliament elected with this constitution was in 2013[51]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "PART V ELECTORAL ZONE AND NUMBER OF SEATS FOR EACH ZONE". THE ELECTORAL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA (English translation by OSCE) (PDF). p. 62. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Code Electoral 2012" (PDF) (in French). pp. 14, 20. 
  4. ^ a b c "FINAL REPORT ON ALGERIA’S LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS" (PDF). ACE Project. National Democratic Institute. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: ALGERIA (Al-Majlis Al-Chaabi Al-Watani), Electoral system". INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Article 91-94, LANDSVERORDENING, houdende regelen betreffende het kies- recht en de verkiezingen van de leden van de Staten van Aruba, Act No. AB 1987 no. 110, AB 1994 no. 30, AB 1997 no. 34, AB 2001 no. 100 AB 2009 no. 83 of 18 of 18 September 2013 (in Dutch). Retrieved on 26 April 2015.
  7. ^ Article III, Section 2, Constitution of Aruba (1987; in Dutch). Retrieved on 26 April 2015.
  8. ^ "FAQs - Parliament of Australia". Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
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Much of the data on Bulgaria from Central electoral committee - "Methods for determining the number of mandates in constituencies and the results of the vote" (in Bulgarian); A mathematical analysis of the system

Much of the data regarding which voting system is used is drawn from this 2002 report from the International Insititute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).

Much of the data regarding the size of the parliaments comes from this 1997 report from the same Institute.

Some of the data has been updated since then.

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