How do elections work in different countries?

In this lesson we consider a range of systems used for elections in different countries. A re-cap is given of first past the post, looking at elections in the UK and weighing up the strengths and weaknesses of this. Further case studies of the election systems in the USA and Germany are given to aid evaluation of the UK election system.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which country is led by a President?

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Q2.Which of the following roles do the Prime Minister and President of the United States share?

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Q3.Which country is led by a King?

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Q4.Saudi Arabia is governed via Islamic Law.

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Q5.Who is the UK's Head of State?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which country is led by a President?

1/5

Q2.Which of the following roles do the Prime Minister and President of the United States share?

2/5

Q3.Which country is led by a King?

3/5

Q4.Saudi Arabia is governed via Islamic Law.

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Q5.Who is the UK's Head of State?

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How do elections work in different countries?

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Q1.What does FPTP stand for?

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Q2.Who was elected the next president of the USA in 2020?

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Q3.How many seats are required for a majority using First Past the Post in the UK?

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Q4.What is the German election system called?

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Q5.Which two of these are strengths of a coalition government?

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Quiz:

How do elections work in different countries?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Q1.What does FPTP stand for?

1/5

Q2.Who was elected the next president of the USA in 2020?

2/5

Q3.How many seats are required for a majority using First Past the Post in the UK?

3/5

Q4.What is the German election system called?

4/5

Q5.Which two of these are strengths of a coalition government?

5/5

Lesson summary: How do elections work in different countries?

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