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Electoral Systems in Zimbabwe

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Electoral Systems in Zimbabwe

An electoral system is as a method by which votes are translated into legislative seats. The choice of the system would therefore determine the nature of representation and the format by which seats are allocated.

There are four main types of electoral systems used throughout the world namely the Single Member Plurality (SMP), Single Member Majority (SMM), Proportional Representation (PR) and the Mixed Member Proportional System (MMP). The type of the system selected has an impact on the participation, especially that of women and other disadvantaged groups...

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