Tuesday, May 03, 2011

This is what 'first past the post' does

What I find most interesting is that the party who won a majority last night only got 39.62% of the popular vote. That translated into 54% of the seats.
The Liberals slipped to 18.91% of the vote and now have 11% of the seats.
The NDP earned 30.62% of the vote and got 33% of the seats.
Green got 3.91% of the vote and got one seat, or one third of 1% of the seats.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What I found interesting is that in the last election the greens got 6.8% and this time their support has dropped to3.9%.