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Quantitative Measurements

  1. In the following election, allocate six seats among the four parties by each of the following rules of proportional representation (as explained in Box 14.1):

    Parties Votes
    ––––––– –––––
    W 23
    X 14
    Y 30
    Z 33
      ––––
    Total 100

    1. Simple quota (Hamilton-Hare) plus largest remainders.

    2. Highest average (Jefferson-d'Hondt).

  2. In the following election, allocate six seats among the four parties by each of the following rules of proportional representation (as explained in Box 14.1):

    Parties Votes
    ––––––– –––––
    Green 60,000
    Liberal 50,000
    Conservative 38,500
    National 12,500
      –––––––
    Total 161,000

    1. Simple quota (Hamilton-Hare) plus largest remainders.

    2. Highest average (Jefferson-d'Hondt).

    3. Discuss.

  3. Look back at the allocations of seats to the parties in the previous problem. For each election, which is more proportional? Consult Box 14.2.



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