Quebec election 2014

 

Party

Liberal

PQ

CAQ

QS

Other

Vote

42%

25%

23%

8%

2%

Seats

70

30

22

3

0

Dual seats

100

88

54

7

1 (ind)

Leg vote

45%

30%

22%

3%

<1%

 

Vote is the percentage of the popular vote each party received. Seats is members elected by our first past the post system. Dual seats is members elected under the Dual Electoral System which elects the top two candidates in each riding so is 250 members for the National Assembly’s 125 seats. Each member has 1 vote in legislative session of the National Assembly for each vote received in the election. By either a run off election or a preference ballot voters cast a vote for one of the two elected candidates so the votes cast for the defeated candidates will get transferred to one of the two elected candidates.

The legislative vote is calculated from all the votes received by the top two candidates in each riding and deciding where the defeated candidates votes will go. The Liberals had 5% popular vote to be transferred. I decided to award 75% to the CAQ and 25% to the PQ. The PQ had 4% to be transferred so I put it 75% CAQ and 25% QS. The CAQ had 9% to be transferred I gave 67% to the Liberals and 33% to the PQ. QS had 6% to be transferred I awarded 67% to the PQ and the remainder split between the Liberals and CAQ. Th remaining 2% I gave equally to the Liberals and PQ. This gives you a rough idea of the distribution of votes and yes I went through the results riding by riding.

If Quebec ever adopted the Dual Electoral System I would suggest a National Assembly of 100 members being the top two candidates elected from 50 ridings. The smallest riding having 50% or more of the eligible voters compared to the largest riding.

 

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