A LECTURER of the USP's School of Law has shed light on the electoral system for the scheduled September 2014 general election.
Aman Ravindra-Singh conducted a public lecture last Thursday titled 'One Vote, One Value: A Myth or a Reality?'
Mr Ravindra-Singh said next year's general election would take place under an "open list proportional representative system".
He said a party would have to win 5 per cent of the total votes cast to have a chance of winning a seat in parliament.
A party which achieves the 5 per cent threshold would then be awarded the number of seats according to the proportion of the total vote it receives.
He said the seats would go to the members of the party who receive the most votes.
"For example, if 500,000 people voted in the election, the threshold of 5 per cent would be 25,000 votes," he said.