I asked this question over in the the gerrymandering/distribution thread:
“Is there any mature, well-established democracy other than the US where the politicians draw the boundaries directly?”
That thread seems to have turned into an applied maths/stats thread, so I thought I’d re-ask it here.
My understanding is that in Canada and the UK, which both have single-member districts, elected by first-past-the-post, the electoral boundaries are drawn by independent commissions. They have to be implemented by Parliaments or legislatures, but by and large the commission’s recommendations are accepted.
However, I understand from the US threads that in most US states (California is an exception?), the boundaries are drawn by the state legislatures.
So I’m curious: are there any other mature, well-established democracies where the politicians draw the boundaries? I had thought that independent commissions were pretty general, but I’m open to correction.