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Should Parliamentary Systems Enforce Proportional Representation?
The elected government best represents the will of the people in a proportional representation system.
Proportional representation leads to more voter engagement than other systems do.
Proportional systems give equal weight to all citizens' votes, whereas in winner-takes-all systems there are a larger number of '
Proportional representation systems can combat
, which prevents people's wishes regarding governance from being actualized.
Voters are able to exercise their freedom to choose
within a proportional system by virtue of the way voting is set up.
Accurately representing the people's will is a
of democracy. Facilitating democratic ideals is the purpose of political institutions.
Minorities parties may have disproportionate power as they decide who forms the government.
Majoritarian systems tend to be
to opinion change throughout the electoral cycle (p. 4).