No voting system is flawless. But some are less democratic than others.

August 27, 2010

Win or Lose

by Anthony Gottlieb

“…Don’t worry if you blinked: bewildering complexity was part of the point. The election aimed to reassure Venetians that their new ruler could not have been eased into place by backroom deals. Venetians had been coming up with inventive ways to make political decisions for a couple of hundred years before they concocted this rigmarole.”

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