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Victor d'Hondt

(1841—1901)


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(1841–1901)

Belgian lawyer and enthusiast for proportional representation. His formula for assigning seats to parties in multiseat districts was, unknown to him, the same as that proposed a century earlier by Jefferson to assign seats to states in the US Congress after each decennial census (see apportionment). The d'Hondt (Jefferson) system is biased in favour of large parties. Unsurprisingly, it is the most popular of the apportionment rules used nowadays by parties to assign each other seats in assemblies with proportional representation.

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