Excerpted from Wilfred Day’s report in a previous thread:
An early consensus. The Citizens Assembly voted on Sunday on their first preferred alternative system. They plan to design two, and then choose one.
Mixed Member Proportional – 78
STV – 8
Parallel – 6
List PR – 3
Alternative Vote (IRV) – 2
Two Round System – 0
Thatâ€™s a lot stronger consensus than most expected.
On Saturday they settled their three key objectives for system design, after breaking out into five group sessions. Chair George Thomson quipped â€œyouâ€™re making my life easyâ€ when all five groups chose the same three:
â€œThe number of seats a party wins should closely reflect its vote share;â€
â€œEach MPP should represent a geographic area of the province;â€ and
â€œVoters should be able to indicate their preferred party and candidateâ€ separately, that is, have two votes, one for the party, one for the local candidate.
Next step: preliminary design of the first alternative (MMP) on the weekend of March 3 and 4. Apparently thatâ€™s two-vote regional MMP.
[All of the above is Wilf’s post, not mine–MSS]