RELEVANSI DAN KONTRIBUSI METODE KONVERSI SUARA MENJADI KURSI DALAM UPAYA PENYEDERAHANAAN JUMLAH PARTAI POLITIK DI INDONESIA
Jurnal Legislasi Indonesia
In the General Election contestation, the choice of votes-to-seats conversion methods often does not get enough attention in the election regulation, although it affects the difference in the number of seats that a political party can obtain in parliament. In the history of the Indonesian election, there are at least two types of conversion methods that have been used, namely Hare Quota method and Sainte-Lague Divisor method. The changing of votes-to-seats conversion method practically affect
... e strategy and pattern of political parties' movement in the election to obtain seats in parliament, considering the multiparty system that has been implemented in Indonesia. Based on the explanation above, the Authors seek to understand whether the change of votes-toseats conversion methods has a major influence in simplifying political parties in Indonesia. For that reason, the Authors also conducts vote-counting simulations using various conversion methods. The results of this research illustrate that the difference in the conversion methods implicates the difference in the number of seats obtained by a political party in parliament. Furthermore, from the various methods used, the d'Hondt divisor method has quite a significant implication in efforts to simplify the number of political parties in parliament.