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Unformatted text preview: The Chamber of Deputies Figure A. 2005 National Congress of Bolivia Election Results The lower house (chamber of deputies) shall be chosen through proportional vote for a term length of 5 years with chance of reelection with the usual 130 seats still retained. The use of proportional representation in the chamber of deputies should resolve the issue of the lack of constitutional decision power by giving each party thats wins a seat the ability to voice inputs and critiques on legislation. Throughout the quarter we have come to learn that proportional representation will lead to a more effective number of parties and thus to better representation in the lower house of Bolivia. In terms of electoral formulas, the members of the lower house would be chosen through a list PR system, which is defined by partys nomination of lists of candidates in multimember districtsthe voters cast their ballots for one party list of another (although they are sometimes allowed to split their votes among several lists), and that the seats are allocated to the party lists...
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