The alternative vote: A realistic alternative for South Africa?
In his recently published book A Democratic South Africa? Constitutional
Engineering in a Divided Society, Donald L. Horowitz (1991, esp. chapter 5) proposes the alternative vote (AV) electoral system for both parliamentary
elections and the direct election of a strong executive president.2 These
proposals pertain to the two most fundamental choices of the many that have
to be made when new democratic constitutions are drafted (see Lijphart, 1991).