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Revisiting India’s Electoral Systems

An electoral system defines the method that is used to calculate the number of elected positions in a government that candidates are to be awarded following the elections—the conversion of votes cast into seats or positions (King, 2000). The multiplicity and complexity of these systems, existing throughout the world, may often present a challenge in understanding the ways in which they operate, and their relative advantages and disadvantages. But the importance of understanding the functioning of different electoral systems cannot...

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