Success value

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The success value or the success weight of the votes for a political party in an election can be defined as the quotient of the number of seats for the party and the number of votes for the party.


The calculation formula is:

The success value is a measure of the influence of a vote on the composition of the committee to be elected.

There is also a relative success value :

One speaks of success value equality when all relative success values ​​are equal to 1 or differ only minimally from 1. You can minimize the largest difference, the mean difference or the standard deviation for each of the two values ; each of these six objectives requires a different seat allocation process .

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