What is Proportional Representation?

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Pupils from St. Mary's National School in Offaly help explain the proportional representation system of voting prior to the 2011 general election.

  • Title
    Voting System Explained
  • 1st Broadcast
    23/02/2011
  • Contributor
    Yvonne Redmond (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:42
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    What is Proportional Representation?
  • Extended description

    'News2day' a news programme for young people asks, what do you know about our voting system - proportional representation or PR?

    Yvonne Redmond went to a school in the Taoiseach's constituency Laois-Offaly where the pupils of St. Mary's National School in Pullough, Co. Offaly help explain the PR voting system.

    The pupils run a class election to show how the voting system works prior to the 2011 general election.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report for the young people's news programme 'News2day' which explains the proportional representation voting system prior to the 2011 general election.

    This report was broadcast 23 February 2011.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 2011, Children, Schools, Elections, Proportional Representation
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2011
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN11/00054
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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