Monday, April 30, 2018

Voting for the president

The election of the governor of Jakarta is carried out at two stages.

At the first stage, there are many candidates. The top candidate did not get more than 50% of the votes.

The election then went through the second stage, which is a contest between the top two candidates who got the most votes during the first round.

Many countries adopt this system for voting for their president.

Some countries adopt the "single transferable vote" system or STV. This system is explained here:

Under this system, the voter votes for several candidates in the order of their choice. If the first choice is not successful, the second choice will be considered. This process will be continued until a winning candidate is found. The method may be complicated but the voting is simple from the perspective of the voter.

Singapore did not have the two stage system or the STV system to elect our president. In 2011, the president was elected with a vote of only 35.2%.

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