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On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 01:23:50 +0930, Adrian Morgan (aka Flesh-eating
Dragon) <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Paul Bennett wrote:
>
>> Well, for my money, in an election with multiple candidates, Condorcet
>> voting is the way to go. Each voter ranks each candidate in order from
>> best to worst, and there is a simple algorithm to determine the winner.
>
> As you almost certainly know, that is the way all political elections
> are conducted here in Australia (although the term 'condorcet' is new
> to me: the usual terminology is 'preferential voting'.

I thought Australia used Instant Runoff rather than Condorcet as its
preferential voting system. I'll check with some other poli-sci Aussies
among my friends, because it's quite a big deal to me, as a fan of
Condorcet.



Paul