Political Districting for Elections to the German Bundestag: An Optimization-Based Multi-stage Heuristic Respecting Administrative Boundaries

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Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP)

Abstract

According to the legal requirements for Elections to the German Bundestag the problem of partitioning Germany into electoral districts can be formulated as a multi-criteria graph partition problem. To solve this regularly current problem, an optimization-based heuristic is introduced and successfully applied to German population data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RWTH Aachen University, Operations ResearchAachenGermany

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