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The greens would have to 1) not run as two separate parties; and 2) get about 3x more vores than last time; in order to get any seats in the Madrid city council.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun May 13th, 2007 at 06:02:09 PM EST
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Mostly because there is a vote threshold of 5% to get seats, but due to the assembly consisting of 57 councillors, once you make it past 5% you're guaranteed three seats.

I fail to see the point of a 57-member assembly when the councillors are elected on party lists in a single district with a 5% threshold. They might as well have 19 seats. That's a 3x bloated collection of parasite councillors.

If I were King, I would make each of the 21 districts of the city elect two councillors on personal votes with single transferable voting, and 15 on city-wide party lists to improve overall proportionality.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 04:55:49 AM EST
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