Helsinki and Canberra; comparing the electoral systems of the parliaments of Finland and Australia

This is a post for Ma & Pa Farmers (@lutajobe) on Twitter, who had some questions about the comparability of the Australian Parliament and the Finnish Parliament

A note before we begin; Finland is a semi-presidential parliamentary democracy in the European Union, while Australia is a constitutional monarchy and federal parliamentary democracy that is not. For the purposes of discussion, we are ignoring any parliament other than the national ones, the Finnish presidency, and Finnish members of the European Parliament.

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