Congratulations to Rosie, Victoria, Dariusz and Lorenzo!
This system offers a helpful way of seeing whether there is a natural break
in the election results.
In this case there was a growing gap between 5th and 6th place results as
the process resolved.
Looking at the gap between (1 + 4), (4 + 5), and (5 + 6) as the # of
remaining candidates dropped:
# left | 1st-4th | 4th-5th | 5th-6th |
19 | 185 | 27 | 141 |
9 | 131 | 25 | 223 |
6 | 97 | 50 | 313 |
5 | 146 | 19 | – |
On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 3:40 PM Chris Keating <chriskeatingwiki(a)gmail.com>
I too am disappointed (but not surprised) that STV had
almost no effect at
all on the outcome of this election
This may be true, but if it's true, it was only true very narrowly. The
margin between the 4th and 5th placed candidates was 12.27 votes in a
situation where 1,188 were needed to win.
Had that gone very marginally differently, we'd all be talking about how
amazing it was that a black African woman had been elected to the Board for
the first time in history.
We can observe a few other things about how it worked out:
- by and large votes did not seem to transfer between Global South
candidates - when one Global south candidate was knocked out their votes
did not usually go to other Global South candidates
- most votes ending up counting; of 6,800 or so initially there were 6,000
counted in the final round, that is a fairly low dropout rate
- also, if all 8 Board seats had been elected at the same time rather than
in 2 batches in 2 years, we'd have 2 Global South candidates in the final 8
and probably be pretty pleased with the results. (Is it still an option for
the Board to do this and appoint Eliane, Mike, Pascale and Ivan and then
skip next year's planned election?)
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