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Every key ‘Westminster model’ country now has a hung Parliament, following Australia’s ‘dead heat’ election

By Patrick Dunleavy

Abstract

The Australian general election held under the Alternative Vote has produced an evenly divided Parliament where a handful of independent MPs from the outback now hold the balance. As a result there are now no large ‘Westminster model’ countries left in the world with single party majority governments. Patrick Dunleavy reviews the lessons for the UK and for the UK’s May 2011 referendum on changing to AV voting on the Australian pattern

Topics: JA Political science (General)
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:39689
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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