Absolute Majority System, Meaning, Merits, and Demerits
- Meaning of Absolute Majority System
- Merits of Absolute Majority System
- Demerits of Absolute Majority System
Absolute majority system is the electoral system in which the winner must score more than half of the total votes cast (50% + 1) or (51%) in an election.
This system is easy to operate in a two-party system where there are only two contestants. But in a multi-party system where there are more than two contestants, it may be difficult for a winner to emerge at the first round of voting. It may always result in a second balloting.
For example at the end of voting, election results may be thus:
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