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total fraction of lost votes is almost 50%

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jun 10, 2010 at 18:19

combining the numbers I calculate the following: 28.7% = 36,3% * 0,79 ( lost votes by 10rule total = lost votes by 10rule relative * voter turnout ) 21,0% = 100% - 79% ( lost vote by not voting = electorate - voter turnout ) ------------------------------- 49,7% total lost votes with respect to total electorate this says that half the electorate's votes were lost either because people did not vote at all or the political parties voted for fell below the 10%-representation-limit. half the poulation is not represented in parliament. Note that the contribution of the 10%-representation-limit is the bigger of the two. The government represents only a small fraction of the moon, as displayed in white on the turkish flag.

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