Friends of Democracy advocate pure proportional representation using a one zone, party list (above the line), transferable vote method to elect members of the government’s legislature for a common concurrent term. This means that there would be: no districts, or zones of multi-member districts; no fixed minimum quotas (save the natural quota being that of the total voting population divided by the number of seats available); and no split shifts where members are elected for overlapping terms (for example every three years senators being elected for a six year term). Even though parties and individual candidates would be allowed to direct their unused votes to other candidates according to their order of preference, for reasons of practicality, individual voters would not have that same privilege.
In line with the principles of the Separation of Powers doctrine, and also to avoid problems of stability of the government, it is also suggested that the executive be elected by a separate public vote to that of the legislature. The estimated benefits of proportional representation would fall into four categories: