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What do elections do? What are their functions?

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Electoral systems Elections Political philosophy Politics Voting Plurality voting system Proportional representation Voting system First-past-the-post voting Electoral district Democracy Draft:Torrance T. Stephens
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Therefore, it is primarily for this reason that political institutions have been defined as being the ,,rules of the game2. There are many institutions within the political realm, these including; the constitution, the political party systems, judiciaries, parliaments, and possibly the most important of the institutions elections3. Elections are primarily democracy in practice, but with so many variations of the electoral system across the globe is there necessarily a ,,best system. Also, what exactly are elections, what do they actually set out to achieve and what are their primary functions Throughout the discourse of this essay those above mentioned questions will be answered and a better understanding into one of the many political institutions will be sought....
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