From votes to seats : four families of electoral systems
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Published by Citizens" Assembly on Electoral Reform in Toronto .
Written in English


  • Elections.,
  • Voting.,
  • Representative government and representation.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared by Larry Johnston under the direction of the Ontario Citizens" Assembly Secretariat.
ContributionsJohnston, Lawrence Walker, 1955-, Ontario. Citizens" Assembly on Electoral Reform
The Physical Object
Pagination59 p. :
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21861787M

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