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AV explainer: Voting system differences explained

Nick Robinson looks at the differences between the current first-past-the-post voting system and the proposed AV method.

The referendum question being asked of the public is: "At present, the UK uses the 'first-past-the-post' system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the 'alternative vote' system be used instead'? Yes or no?"

  • 27 Apr 2011