Faqs / Won’t this allow extremists to get elected?

In our current system, vote splitting has allowed MPs to be elected with as little as 29% of the vote in their riding. By contrast, in Germany’s proportional Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP) system, parties need to have a certain percentage of the nationwide popular vote before they’re allowed even one seat. In the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system, every single candidate has to earn a certain minimum number of votes to be elected. Most candidates win by earning votes transferred from other candidates from across the political spectrum, ensuring diverse voices with broad support.

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