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although given the level of gerrymandering in US elections, one has to wonder how much better the US Senate is on the latter score...

Senators are elected on State-wide ballots - no gerrymandering there.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 29th, 2008 at 04:21:39 PM EST
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Oh. Thanks. Alright, the Senate is better than the Council on account of not being indirectly elected, then.

So actually, the Senate corresponds to the Council in function (roughly) and to the Parliament in electoral procedure, while the House corresponds to the Parliament in function (roughly) but the Council in terms of elections.


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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Jul 1st, 2008 at 12:04:58 PM EST
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