I propose to you in this article to analyze Congress elections of the 25th January with the calculation of interesting electoral indexes. Also in a second part of the article, I propose a quick analysis of the last presidential parties elections. I will make a conclusion to summarize all the things I said in the article (for people who don't want to read everything :p). If you want more information about anything in the article or make a critic (thing that I like ), don't hesitate to comment!
The Congress elections of the 25th January 2013
Let's start with the results of the to last Congress elections, expressed in votes and in seats.
As you can see, in the last elections, two new parties appeared in the electoral process. As you know, only the five parties with the most members can participate in the elections in eRepublik.
The party which lost the most in the 25/01/13 Belgian electoral process is the Netherlands BE Back, with a loss of 13.33% of the votes because it was not able to participate to the 25/01 elections. The party which earned the most votes is Babyboom with +12.31% of the votes . It realized a real 'boom' because it was its first participation to Congress elections. Regarding the parties which participated at both elections, All TOgether (ATO) lost 6.09% of the votes, while HOPE has gained 7.69% of the votes.
Now we can watch at some indexes calculated by myself (not very complicated to calculate)
The proportionality of the electoral system
With the Loosemore-Hanby index, we can see the proportionality of the electoral system. As you can see, the index is low, which means that the difference between the %votes expressed and the % of Congressmen(CM) per parties is low. The electoral system in eRepublik is quite proportional. Nonetheless, we have to keep in mind that only the five parties with the most members can participate in the elections. This is a huge condition that restrains the proportionality even before the vote and that excludes a lot of small parties.
The concentration/the fragmentation of the electoral system
Three indexes help us to categorize if the eBelgian electoral system is fragmented or concentrated: the electoral concentration, the electoral fragmentation and the electoral effective number of parties (electoral ENP). They reinforce each other.
The system has a low electoral concentration, which means that the sum of %votes of the two biggest parties only reaches 56.92%.
It has a strong electoral fragmentation. This is the probability that 2 random voters vote for two different parties.
Also, it has a high electoral ENP, with 4.37 it means that almost all the parties that ran for the elections can be considered as a complete electoral effective party.
In conclusion, the eBelgian electoral system if very fragmented, there is a big dispersion of the vote between the five parties that run for the election.
The electoral competition
The index is low, which means that between the two first parties there is a very short difference in terms of %votes. The electoral competition is high, aaaaight!
The electoral volatility
Because of the two new parties since the last elections, the electoral volatility in the 25th January elections is important. Many people changed their vote between the 25 December and the 25th january. Due to the strong conditions in order for the parties to participate in the elections, many voters had to change their vote the 25/01/13. We will see in the future if a fourth and a fifth party can stay in the competition and stabilize in the political eBelgian scene.
The 15th February 2013 Presidential Parties Elections
The internal electoral participation
My first observation is something I called the internal electoral participation of the eBelgian parties.
This is the percentage of party members that voted in the PP elections. We can see that the first party in terms of members is also the last party in terms of internal participation, if we remove of the analysis the small parties. Res Belgica is the party with the most internal participation.
The eBelgians electoral participation
- ??? Congress elections participation???? Is it possible to have the population of a eCountry at a precise date?
- the % of eBelgians who are PP members is 41.54% (data from 16/02/13) We called that 'Passive' eBelgian participation;
-47,51% of PP members voted for a PP candidate;
- the 'Active' eBelgian participation (number of members of a party who voted for a PP candidate divided by the global population) is 19.96% (data from 15/02/13);
The eBelgian electoral system is:
-proportional (But the 'only-five-biggest parties-allowed' condition has to be taken into account because there is a pre-selection before the elections);
- fragmented, the votes are dispersed between a large number of parties, there are no concentration in the two first parties;
- very competitive, the first party leads with few more votes;
- extremely volatile, a lot of voters changed their vote in regard with the previous December elections.
The eBelgium has:
- an internal electoral participation per parties that changes a lot according to the parties. More members doesn't signify necessarily more participation;
- 41.54% of its population that is in a political party, the 'passive' electoral participation;
- almost one half of these PP members that voted for a PP candidate (47.51%);
- an 'active' electoral participation of 19.96%, the eBelgian citizens that are in a PP AND voted for a PP candidate.
- an electoral participation of Congress elections unknown, I don't know if it's possible to know the eBelgian population at a precise date.
Well, This was the first number of the eBelgian Electoral Studies and actually the first article of The Furious, the best eNewspaper ever!
In the first part we have seen some powerful indexes to qualify an electoral system. In the future this indexes will be more useful, because they will allow to compare a huge quantity of data quickly by seeing if they change or not.
I hope I'll have the time after each election to propose in this Newspaper an update of eBelgians electoral studies.
I appreciate constructive comments/critics if you have liked/disliked my little electoral analysis in order to improve it in the future! I hope the article is not too long and that my written English is understandable
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