Election Pendulum

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Post-election Pendulum For The Australian Federal Election, 2010
... The following pendulum is known as the Mackerras Pendulum, invented by psephologist Malcolm Mackerras ... Designed for the outcome of the 2010 federal election, the pendulum works by lining up all of the seats held in Parliament, 72 Labor, 72 Coalition, 1 Nationals WA, 1 ... Given a uniform swing to the opposition or government parties in an election, the number of seats that change hands can be predicted ...

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