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THE ROLE OF SECOND ROUND IN PLURALITY VOTING SYSTEMS (BASED ON MUNICIPAL EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY ELECTIONS IN 2010)
 
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adiunkt w Katedrze Metodologii i Teorii Polityki oraz w Katedrze Prawa Międzynarodowego i Europejskiego Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie
Publication date: 2020-01-24
 
Studia Politologiczne 2011;22
 
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Research studies show that those who voted for the candidates who have lost the first round often make ill-concieved decisions on the day of the second round. Those unexpected victories in run-off elections (of candidates who had far less votes than the winner of the first round) show that the flow of votes in the second round is often irrational. The supporters of the first round winner often abstain in the second round or choose a different candidate. Therefore, the second round gives an artificial result imposed by the absolute majority system.
ISSN:1640-8888