We had an election with a new voting system which was created by the governing party. The election system works like this: You can vote for electorates and party list. Half of the parliment comes from electorates, rest comes from list.
And the basic methodology through an example, is:
Party A got 4000 votes
Party B got 3000 votes
Party C got 1000 votes
Party D, E got 200-200 votes.
Party A receives 1000 votes (A-B) for list votes
Party B receives 3000 votes for list votes
Party C receives 1000 votes for list votes
Party D,E receives nothing since they didn't collect 5% globally (or if they are alliances by 2 or 3+ parties, they need at least 10 or 15%).
My concerns are the followings:
- First of all, the current results, which is the fact that the Party A got 45% of votes, but it gets 67% of the seats. Which means the rest (55% of votes) have no chance to unifiy, since they received the 33% of the seats. Here is the result in Hungarian.
- Theoretically this system might result that a single 5% party could take 100% of the seats over 6 alliances with result of 14.99% of votes which will be ignored by the system.
Does this system have any democratic election characteristic or even with these anomalies is it a democratic system?