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Analysis of UK 2010 elections – Duverger’s Law

I recently wrote about Duverger’s law which explains why a voting system like the one in the US can lead to just two parties surviving. The ‘law’ recognises that people will vote tactically and may not vote for their favourite … Continue reading

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Why there are only two major political parties in the US

With the US elections coming up soon, have you ever wondered why there are only two major parties? Is it just a coincidence or is there something more fundamental going on? It fact it is nearly inevitable that the kind … Continue reading

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