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You might have cut yourself of there.

Did you mean, unless there is a deal this will often mean no left candidate over 12.5%?

Which is the limit for the second round if I understand the election system correctly.

by fjallstrom on Wed Apr 19th, 2017 at 01:43:58 PM EST
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That's the difference with the presidential election where the second round is a run-off between only two candidates who got the most votes during the first round.

For the legislative elections, all candidates who get a number of votes of at least 12.5% (1/8) of registered voters can run in the second round (and then the FPTP system applies).  

As I mentioned in my diary 5 years ago, 3-way or even 4-way second rounds that were a rarity during the 1970s and 80s have become more prevalent with the rise of the FN as a third major party.

by Bernard on Wed Apr 19th, 2017 at 08:15:48 PM EST
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