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the Alternative Vote

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe Alternative Votethe Alternative Vote (abbreviation AV) a voting system in which voters list the candidates in the order in which they prefer them. The votes for the first-choice candidate are counted first. If no candidate has a majority, the candidate with the fewest votes can no longer be elected. The votes for that candidate then go to the voters’ second-choice candidates instead. This process continues until one candidate becomes the winner by receiving more than half of all the votes. Supporters of AV argue that it is fairer than the usual system where people only vote for one candidate. In May 2011, people in the UK were asked if they wanted to change to this system in government elections. However, more than two-thirds of the voters voted against changing to AV. Alternative Vote
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