Tuesday, 19 May 2009

How the European Parliamentary election will work

I've almost lost count of the number of times someone has asked me to try to explain how the elections to the European Parliament actually work. Yes, it's a proportional system, designed to enable smaller parties to be represented if they poll about eight per cent or more.

But it's a complicated system, known as d'Hont after the geezer who invented it, presumably.

The point is that every vote counts on June 4th - and this film is one of the best explanations of why I've seen:

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