# Parliamentary Seat Allocation by the Sainte-Laguë Method

Parliamentary Seat Allocation by the Sainte-Laguë Method

This Demonstration illustrates Sainte-Laguë's method of allocating parliamentary seats.

The party with the most electoral votes obtains the first seat. Each subsequent seat is then awarded to the party for which the quantity is the largest. Here denotes the number of votes party has received in the election, while is the number of parliamentary seats already allocated to party .

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q(p)=v(p)/(2s(p)+1)

v(p)

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s(p)

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In the pie chart, the inner ring shows the actual electoral votes, while the outer ring displays the number of seats awarded.