Tuesday, 23 November 2010

England's World Cup bid to be decided by AV vote

England's World Cup bid will be decided by a form of AV vote - the system that British people will consider in a referendum on changing the voting system next May.

The 22 voting FIFA delegates will cast their votes next week and, if none of the four candidate bids reaches 50% then the lowest will be eliminated and so on until a winner emerges. The BBC reckons that second and third preferences will be crucial as there is no clear favourite to win.

Could the decision of the people in the referendum be affected by the fate of the English bid?

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