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Lydia Miljan: Proportional representation voting systems breed unstable governments

Proportional representation means more coalition governments which mean more unstable governments and more uncertainty about the composition of those governments, says Lydia Miljan.

In B.C.’s current first-past-the-post voting system, it’s difficult for single-issue parties and new parties to garner enough support to get electoral seats. As a result, political actors tend to compromise and form coalitions within existing parties.

https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/lydia-miljan-proportional-representation-voting-systems-breed-unstable-governments

 

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