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If you have party lists, the existence or absence of a threshold will not matter, because you will need far more than the threshold to beat the list votes.

For that matter, in a side-ordered list the party decides as well, because name recognition decides personal votes and name recognition depends on the resources the party allocates to each candidate. In Denmark party-lists are legal, but generally frowned upon. A few parties use them (principally the red-greens), but in practice you do not see any great difference between open and closed lists. In this respect, the parties are quite depressingly good at managing voter behaviour.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Jul 2nd, 2012 at 05:14:18 AM EST
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