Structure of the Legislatures

An elected, proportionally representative legislature can be associated with each unit of state.   Each eligible voter can vote for any one candidate in the election of representatives.

Each legislature is characterized by the number of voters eligible to vote in elections for that legislature (definitionally, the weight of the legislature), and by the minimum proportion of votes necessary for a candidate to become an office holder.   The proportion determines the absolute maximum size of the legislature, and is furthermore such that the legislature tends in practice to have the desired size, which in practice is far smaller than what is theoretically possible.   The proportion must be at most 5%.

Legislative elections last for two weeks.   At the end of the two weeks, the candidates who remain unelected cease to be candidates, and the remaining candidates become legislators.

In parliamentary voting, the vote a representative casts in a particular quorum is given as an integral percentage expressing degree of agreement with the bill at issue.   A representative's vote is assigned a weight proportional to the number of voters who voted for him.   The unrounded (precise to within one part in one billion) product of the agreement index and the weight of that representative is the definition of a vote-weight.

The national legislature is characterized by a minimum proportion for election of .2%, subject to amendment.



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