A power-weighted variant of the EU27 Cambridge Compromise

  • The Cambridge Compromise composition of the European Parliament allocates five base seats to each Member State's citizenry, and apportions the remaining seats proportionately to population figures using the divisor method with rounding upwards and observing a 96 seat capping. The power-weighted variant avoids the capping step, proceeding instead by a progressive non-linear downweighting of the population figures until the largest State is allocated exactly 96 seats. The pertinent calculations of the variant are described, and its relative constitutional merits are discussed.

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Author:Geoffrey R. Grimmett, Kai-Friederike OelbermannGND, Friedrich PukelsheimGND
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/1558
Series (Serial Number):Preprints des Instituts für Mathematik der Universität Augsburg (2011-11)
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Contributing Corporation:Statistical Laboratory, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University
Release Date:2011/08/12
Tag:European Parliament Elections
GND-Keyword:Europawahl; Wahlsystem; Wahlverfahren
Institutes:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik / Lehrstuhl für Stochastik und ihre Anwendungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 51 Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht