Proportional Representation with Uncertainty
17 Pages Posted: 24 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 23, 2014
We introduce a model with strategic voting in a parliamentary election with proportional representation and uncertainty about voters’ preferences. In any equilibrium of the model, most voters only vote for those parties whose positions are extreme. In the resulting parliament, a consensus government forms and the policy maximizing the sum of utilities of the members of the government is implemented.
Keywords: Proportional Election, Strategic Voting, Legislative Bargaining
JEL Classification: C72, D72
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