more than one kind of democracy.

(4 Posts)
Domino20 Sat 25-Jun-16 23:32:36

People know there is more than one kind of democracy...Right????
I'm getting increasingly frustrated reading/hearing about how the democratic will of the majority must be obeyed. Majoritarian democracy is merely one, of many, voting systems that can be used to produce a democratic outcome.
It is widely regarded as unstable as it leaves minorities completely unrepresented. With outcomes which are particularly close this is hugely problematic.

chantico Sun 26-Jun-16 08:47:21

The FPPT referendum was back in 2011.

OK if didn't offer all possible voting permutations, but of those who voted twice as many rejected it as wanted change. And that was when the Lib Dems were riding high (best ever election results, lots of feeling that it was unfair they had fewer seats than share of vote would suggest).

The third party in British politics, because if FPPT, always seems to do very badly. Labout got 3x the share of the vote, but 230x the number of MPs of UKIP.

hubris Sun 26-Jun-16 12:06:16

I didn't hear Remainers complaining this loudly about the system chosen for the referendum before the result was announced.

JamieVardysParty Sun 26-Jun-16 12:11:08

I can totally understand people being upset with the result.

What I don't agree with is people being upset with the process.

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