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A not terribly complicated algorithm which determines term length, based on percentage of votes compared to other candidates, within the context of voter turnout.
- 100% voter turnout, with 100% votes for a candidate gives a 12 year term;
- 70% turnout, with one party squeaking
by with 55% of cast ballots, gets a year.
Less than 40% turnout and candidates' heads are mounted on spikes by the main gate until a supplementary election can be organized and rolled out.
I offer to sharpen said spikes. [whatrock, Nov 05 2016]
||I eagerly await our robot overlords.
||Ahem ... "cybernetic", actually.
||Some of this already exists in systems which are parliamentary, rather than presidential. In a parliamentary system, if one party barely wins then they can't get much done; they're at the mercy of minor parties and disgruntled back-bench MPs. Therefore, they may have to call another election sooner rather than later.
||(Regrettably, this has become less true since 2011 in the UK, where the introduction of fixed-term parliaments has allowed virtually mandate-less governments to hang on for longer).
||For a less than 40% voter turnout situation, mounting a few
absent voters' heads on spikes might improve things next