The current top-5 system is a relic of the previous political module of constituencies and individual votes. Under the previous system, individual candidates garnered votes. Standing in other parties was a legitimate tactic with a clear measure of individual support. The current list system changed that.
You now vote for a party and its offering; not an individual. Each seat is won by a percentage of the total vote. The top-5 system hampers the evolution of the proportional representation by preventing non-Top-5 parties from running.
- I suggest that all parties are allowed to field candidates.
- I suggest that party presidents and vice presidents have the ability to approve the candidate list and remove unauthorized candidates. You are now voting for a party and not individuals.
- I suggest all parties have to pay a 5 G deposit to run candidates, which they forfeit if none are elected, and is returned if at lest one candidate is elected.