The voice of the people

In Germany voting is on the basis of slightly modified personalised proportional representation. Every person ­eligible to vote has two votes. The first is for a party’s candidate in the con­stituency, the second for a state list of candidates put up by a particular party. The second votes are the basis of the number of seats in the Bundestag.

Source: 
Federal Statistical Office
Source: 
Federal Statistical Office
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Returning officers of referendums