anti hopping

By:

drshamkk

Affiliations:

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Policy Code:

3a Electoral Reform

Problem Statement:

hopping creates the whole mess we are in .. reps are free to hop as an individual [ freedom of association ] but not as a rep

Value(s) and Belief(s):

elected reps should honor the platform they initially stood on

Proposal of Solution:

Adoption of Closed List Party Proportional System - CLPR as an element of our electoral system (currently, we have First Past the Post System). In a CLPR, parties place a list of candidates with a ranking system and these candidates are elected to their legislative roles based on the proportion of votes that a party receives. If a country has 100 seats and party A has 20% of the votes, party A roughly gets 20 seats. Party A may have fielded 100 candidates (to fill all 100 seats) but since it got 20% of the votes, the top 20 (hence Party List MP) in the list of 100 candidates gets elected in. Subsequently, additional anti party hopping law can be incorporated into our legislation whereby any Party List MP who defects or gets expelled is automatically removed and Party A (for example) will inform the Speaker that a replacement will step in. Hence, there is no by-election"

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