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Thailand Under German-Style MMP

By Allen Hicken


Picture: Bangkok old parliament

Source: Wikipedia Commons


Among the alternative electoral systems being discussed in Thailand is a German style Mixed Member Proportional system (MMP). MMP is similar to Thailand's previous electoral system, but instead of the party list seats being simply added to the a party's seat total, the party list vote would be used to determine the total number seats each party receives. Bangkok Pundit has a great description of what the effects of such a system would be here: http://tinyurl.com/kls4rld