Difference between revisions of "Proportionality for Solid Coalitions"

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By analogy to [[Descending Acquiescing Coalitions]], the generalized PSC could also be called proportionality for acquiescing coalitions.
 
== Factions ==
Inherent to the discussion of PSC are factions and subfactions, which are defined here as solid coalitions (i.e. they prefer some candidates above all others). PSC not only guarantees a certain number of seats to a political faction or party, but also guarantees that the wings or subfactions of that group are also proportionally represented i.e. if 40% of the voters are Democrats, and 50% of the Democrats are more liberal Democrats, then 40% of the seats will go to the Dems and 20% of all seats will go to liberal Dems. There is some discussion over how valid the PSC guarantees for subfactions are, however; for example, in [[Party list]], the ordering of the candidates on the list may not accurately represent the subfactions (i.e. if there are 5 spots on the list, with the party expected to get 4 seats, and there is a subfaction that constitutes 25% of the party, then that subfaction proportionally deserves 1 of the 4 seats, but the party leaders might put other subfactions' candidates in the top 4 spots of the list, effectively preventing that subfaction from winning a seat).<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://forum.electionscience.org/u/Marylander|title=Marylander|website=The Center for Election Science|language=en-US|access-date=2020-05-09}}</ref>
 
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