Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Canada, UK: developed countries, undeveloped democracies

Canada and the UK are the only two developed countries that dole out absolute corrupt power to minority parties — the ironic interpretation of democracy.

This is due to our antiquated and unreliable voting system, First-Past-the-Post, which only works in a two party system (ensuring one party represents a majority of voters.) When there are many parties arbitrarily dividing the vote, the outcome can be the very opposite of the will of the people.

Developed Countries (IMF)

Country Voting System Variation
Anglo-Saxon countries
Australia Runoff vote PV
Canada FPP Multi-party state
Ireland PR STV
New Zealand PR MMP
UK FPP Multi-party state
US FPP Two-party state
European countries
Austria PR Party list
Belgium PR Party list
Cyprus PR Party list
Czech Republic PR Party list
Denmark PR Party list
Estonia PR Party list
Finland PR Party list
France Runoff vote Two elections
Germany PR MMP
Greece PR Reinforced proportionality
Iceland PR Party List
Italy PR Party list
Luxembourg PR Party list
Malta PR STV
Netherlands PR Party list
Norway PR Party list
Portugal PR Party list
San Marino PR Party list
Slovakia PR Party list
Slovenia PR Party list
Spain PR Party list
Sweden PR Party list
Switzerland PR Party list
Asian countries
Hong Kong PR Party list
Israel PR Party list
Japan PR MMP
South Korea PR MMP
Taiwan PR MMP

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