He said the proportional representation systems
are used by most of the world's major democracies.
"The adoption of a proportional representation system
is the most accepted and fair and equitable system even though it is to be applied under a sectarian system and amid the proliferation of non-state arms," he said, referring to Hizbullah's arsenal.
Jumblat declared his opposition to a proportional representation system
during an Iftar (fast-breaking meal) in Iqlim al-Kharroub in the Chouf mountains in August.
The new system was intended to introduce a locally adapted 'German Model', which is known as the 'Mixed Member proportional representation system
Clause E of Article 51 says: "Members to the seats reserved for non-Muslims shall be elected in accordance with law through proportional representation system
of political parties' lists of candidates on the basis of total number of general seats won by each political party in the National Assembly."
But this is a far cry from the proportional representation system
traditionally supported by the Liberal Democrats.
Surely the Lib Dems if they are to maintain any credibility must support the party that would have won had the proportional representation system
In the recent European elections it was disappointing that turnout was only around 30% and the proportional representation system
used allowed for some peculiar and unfortunate results.
Under the proportional representation system
used, seats are allocated depending on the number of votes each party r eceives.
Both the Palestinian people and their occupation are root causes of this naked political consolidation.Abu Ghosh said that the current approach violates the law, a provisional previously issued by President Mahmoud Abbas- the adoption of fully proportional representation system
. The law was adopted in line with the decisions of the national consensus and the recommendations of the Executive Committee, and cast beyond doubt the legality of many resolutions, decrees and actions taken by the President after Hamas coup in June 2007.
She said this Parliament was elected by party-list proportional representation system
. Every fourth member of this Parliament is a woman, which distinguishes this Parliament from the previous ones.
The most significant change is that the proportional representation system
has inflicted the same harm on the Democratic party as it did on the Italian political process and the French Fourth Republic: deadlock and an inability to declare clear winners.