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The Politics of Electoral Systems$
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Michael Gallagher and Paul Mitchell

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257560

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199257566.001.0001

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Germany: Stability and Strategy in a Mixed‐Member Proportional System

Germany: Stability and Strategy in a Mixed‐Member Proportional System

(p.209) 10 Germany: Stability and Strategy in a Mixed‐Member Proportional System
The Politics of Electoral Systems

Thomas Saalfeld

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If mixed-member systems are ‘in vogue’, then the choice of many electoral reformers in Germany is the archetype for this system. Electors have two votes, one for a candidate in a single member district and one for a party on a closed party list. Voters can, and increasingly do ‘split their tickets’, voting strategically for different parties on the two ballots, with the possible aim of influencing coalition formation. The electoral system has enjoyed strong support and is unlikely to be changed.

Keywords:   mixed-member proportional, legal threshold, ticket-splitting, surplus seats

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