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Election fever may be over, but I had to go through and check what the layout of parliament would be if winning seats went by proportional representation. I compiled this result based on the results from Elections Canada, accurate as of today (February 20th). For the method and to compare to the 2004 general election, see this posting.

Things are more or less the same as last time, although the Liberal and Conservative seat counts have switched. Yet again, the NDP holds the balance of power and the Bloc Quebecois has far fewer MPs. Christian Heritage Party is sticking in there with their one seat, but the Marijuana party lost their seat.

Remember that my method of eliminating parties which don’t win at least half a seat, recalculating the percent of popular vote, and rounding to the nearest whole number when awarding seats is not how I think things necessarily should work, and I recognize that there are problems in deciding who should actually get to sit in the house. And of course in a system o proportional representation, many people wouldn’t have voted the same way (no nneed to vote strategically). Nonetheless, I think this is as good a representation as any given the votes this time around.

I still say the independent seats should be awarded based on a lottery of all voters.

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