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# Calculations data - electoral thresholds

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# Calculations data - votes

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# Result - seats in parliament

Total number of votes | 0 | |

Assigned seats in parliament |

# Some facts

- In
**parliamentary republic**, citizens vote for their representatives, who then**represent them in parliament**. - In the
**proportional**system, the composition of the post-election parliament should**reflect social groups**among voters. - The bigger
**group**means**more representatives**in parliament. - The
**D'Hondt method**is an algorithm of**allocating seats**based on votes distribution. - The algorithm of the D'Hondt method is as follows:

- 1. We
**remove groups**that did**not exceed the electoral threshold**. For example, the threshold in Poland (as of 2019) is 5% for single parties and 8% for coalitions.

- 2. For each committee, we calculate successive weights by
**dividing the number of votes**by**successive natural numbers**from 1 to the total number of seats to be filled in (for example the polish parliament has 460 seats):

$w_i = \dfrac{L}{i}$where:

**$w_i$**- i-th weigh for given committee,

**$L$**- number of votes received by given committee,

**$i$**- consecutive natural numbers from 1 to the total number of seats to be filled.

- 3. We put all weights (with committees) on one list
**sorted in descending order**.

- 4. We select
**n first entries**from the list until all seats are assigned.

- 1. We
- ⓘ Example: Four committees A, B, C, D took part in the election. The number of seats to be filled to 8. The electoral threshold is 5%. The committees received successively:

- A - 720 votes (46.15%),

- B - 300 votes (19.23%),

- C - 480 votes (30.77%),

- D - 60 votes (3.85%).

- 1. Committee D did
**not exceed the 5% electoral threshold**. Committees A, B and C go to further steps.

- 2. We divide number of votes by successive natural numbers from 1 to 8. We get the following weights:

- committee A: 720, 360, 240, 180, 144, 120, 102, 90,

- committee B: 300, 150, 100, 75, 60, 50, 42, 37,

- committee C: 480, 240, 160, 120, 96, 80, 68, 60.

- committee A: 720, 360, 240, 180, 144, 120, 102, 90,
- 3. We place the received weights on one descending sorted list and select the first 8 committees:

- 1. 720 A,

- 2. 480 C,

- 3. 360 A,

- 4. 300 B,

- 5. 240 A,

- 6. 240 C,

- 7. 180 A,

- 8. 160 C.

- 1. 720 A,
- The number of seats won by given committees are:

- committee A won 4 seats,

- committee B won 1 seat,

- committee C won 3 seats,

- committee D has no any seats, because, it did not exceed the electoral threshold.

- committee A won 4 seats,

- A - 720 votes (46.15%),

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