Friday, April 7, 2017


I'm working on a post called "A look at electoral systems" that examines various electoral systems around the world. I hope to have it ready by tomorrow, if not later today.

I've also made a post over on my personal blog about time dilation. I posted a joke here as well. I've also made various posts regarding a game I play called CMHoC, a model parliament or political simulation.

In real life politics, elections were held in Gambia. The UDP won 31 seats, while APRC won 5, and other parties took 9.

The UDP backs the new president, while the APRC backed the former president. In the last election the APRC took 43 seats compared to 1 for the NRP (which is up to 4 this time) and 4 for the various Independents. (1 Independent joined the NRP)

It's a bit difficult to follow exact party lines, but it appears many Independents (in particular, the ones who lost the last election) backed the UDP this time, interesting to note as while the APRC took 52% of the vote, the combined Independent vote was 39%

Due to the way various electoral alliances and party friendships work, as well as the electoral system, the entire election can be boiled down to this:

Before the election, 48 members of Parliament backed the former President and 5 backed the new one, while now, 48 members of Parliament will back the new President while 5 backed the old one.

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