The Legislative Assembly currently has 84 members. /DEM
The organization Acción Ciudadana (AC) said that if the Legislative Assembly was reduced to 60 deputies applying the 2007 census and the “Hare” formula, the Nuevas Ideas bench would be reduced from 56 to 39 deputies and the Arena is calculated to be reduced from 14 to 14. FMLN remains at 4, Gana at 5, PCN at 2, Nuestro Tiempo at 1 and PDC at 1.
Acción Ciudadana (AC) explained that this was just a numerical estimate of what could happen and that the results could change if the variables were updated.
According to the AC, this calculation shows that the Legislative Assembly is made up of seven political factions, with the Vamos party “not getting a seat”.
If the calculation is based on population projections for 2021, the scenario looks like this: Nuevas Ideas has 37 agents, Arena has 8 agents, Gana has 6 agents, FMLN has 5 agents, PCN has 2 agents, Nuestro Tiempo has 1 agent, PDC has 1 agent A surrogate is left.
Here, if Hare’s formula were to change towards D’Hont’s formula, the scenario would be to the greater disadvantage of minority parties.
Using the D’Hondt formula and adjusted data from the 2007 Census, Nuevas Ideas is left with 50 delegates, Arena with 3 delegates, Gana with 5 delegates, and FMLN with 5 delegates. has one delegate, and the PDC remains with one delegate.
Using the D’Hondt formula and population projections for 2021, Nuevas Idea has 50 delegates left, Arena has 3 delegates left, Gana has 5 delegates left, and FMLN has 1 representatives, leaving the PDC with one representative.
In its report, the AC concludes that the loss of parliamentary seats in El Salvador means “a concentration of power in a single political party.”
What are Hare and D’Hont formulas?
Created in 1878, the D’Hondt system is a “high-average” method of assigning seats in favor of the major parties, dividing the votes for each party and assigning seats to the highest average.
The Hare system is the result of dividing the number of votes by the number of seats and does not favor the major parties very much.
Source: Diario Elmundo