Direct election

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Map of European nations coloured by percentage of vote governing party got in last election as of 2022

Direct election is a system of choosing political officeholders in which the voters directly cast ballots for the persons or political party that they desire to see elected.[1] The method by which the winner or winners of a direct election are chosen depends upon the electoral system used. The most commonly used systems are the plurality system and the two-round system for single-winner elections, such as a presidential election, and party-list proportional representation for the election of a legislature.

By contrast, in an indirect election, the voters elect a body which in turn elects the officeholder in question.[2]

In a double direct election, the elected representative serves on two councils, typically a lower-tier municipality and an upper-tier regional district or municipality.

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Legislatures[edit]

Heads of state[edit]

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  1. ^ StudyHQ. "Direct Election | Definition, Features, Pros & Cons — StudyHQ (2021 PDF)". Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  2. ^ StudyHQ. "Indirect Election | Definition, Features, Merits And Demerits — StudyHQ (2021 PDF)". Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  3. ^ "How are members of the European Parliament elected? | News | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2022-06-30.
  4. ^ "House of Representatives | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2022-06-30.
  5. ^ "The President: Four questions answered". elysee.fr. 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2022-06-30.