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There are 11 electoral districts (nl), ranging in seats from 4 to 24. There is a general threshold of 5%, but, obviously, in a 4 seat district with proportional representation, a party needs to get at least 25%(1). On the other hand, small parties can evade the 5% hurdle in the bigger districts by making a 'list connection' to a big party.

A little less obviously, ina 4-seat district a party needs to get 20%. Sometimes it's even less.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 8th, 2007 at 11:50:00 AM EST

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