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The Finnish PR system for the EP election, you get to vote for only one candidate. You enter only their candidate number. However all the votes for all the candidates of a party are counted together to decide the proportion of total national votes that one party gets. The candidates with the highest votes within that party will get the seats assigned to the party. In the case of SFP last night, the party scored 6.1% of the total national vote, giving it one seat. That seat went to the SFP candidate with the most individual votes.

It is slightly more complicated than that (13 seats means 7.69% per seat) in the way the seats are split - but it is simple in essence.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 02:29:51 PM EST

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