Germany’s Voting System Explained

“Germany’s voting system is complicated, to the point that not even most Germans completely understand it. But it is one of the fairest around. Here is a brief explanation.

One person, one vote — if only it were that easy. Germany’s voting system is exceedingly difficult to understand, stemming from the country’s combination of parliamentary democracy, in which parties are supreme, and a desire to allow voters to choose a local candidate. …

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Source: Spiegel online

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