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Synonyms for plurality

the state of being plural

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(in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes)

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I'm inclined [to believe] that the plurality system will [limit us] by encouraging the two-party system to choke off new entry.
in so doing, any party that engages in equilibrium adjustment does not advocate major reform, that is, revising single member district plurality system also known as first-past-the-post (FPTP) system in Pakistan, and understood as electoral formula in political science.
The plurality system is the oldest used voting system but is becoming less common.
Most of these studies have focused on the distinction between proportional representation systems (PR), plurality systems and mixed systems that combine some elements of both.
First, in almost all cases, the region's mixed-member systems are heavily weighted in favor of the district element of the system--making them operate more like straight plurality systems than mixed-member models elsewhere.
The single-member plurality system has another, less obvious advantage: it is hard for politicians to manipulate.
Unlike these procedures, the plurality system looks only at a voter's top choice.
For this reason, our current plurality system tends to suppress third party candidacies and the voter participation they could generate.
A new constitution was drafted in 1978 that changes the plurality system in parliamentary elections to a PR party-list system in multi-member constituencies.
For this third step in the argument, there are two points of departure: the single-member plurality system and the single-member dual-ballot system.
While elections under the plurality system tend to produce rival moderates exaggerating their differences, elections under the preference voting system would encourage candidates from genuinely different parties to reach out to members of other parties.
A 15 percent threshold is much lower than the approximately 37 to 50 percent currently needed for victory under the winner take all plurality system.
In the first part of the referendum, voters would choose whether to maintain the current at-large, plurality system.
In a basic plurality system, voters cast ballots for a single candidate in a single-member constituency, and the candidate with the most votes wins.
Majority voting gives our shareholders a greater voice in the election of directors and represents a more accountable alternative to the current plurality system commonly used in the United States," commented Jonathan J.