Does Meek STV Incentivise Strategic Voting?

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I have recently looked at the explanation of the Meek Single Transferable Vote method of elections, and it seems like it's a rather multi-step algorithm.

Now, a major reason for STV systems seems to be an attempt to reduce perverse incentives of the strategic sort. However, after looking through the explanation, I'm not sure whether that goal is being achieved or not with MSTV.

And it would probably take looking through a bunch of use cases to check that (and spend some time figuring out whether one 'buys' some of the premises on which the arrow theorem is built). But surely someone has already done that.

And since it was already done by someone else, I'd like to ask what the results/conclusions are. Is strategic voting 'a thing' in MSTV? Are there 'tricks' to assigning (or not!) numbers to candidates one doesn't want to win at all in MSTV, or not?

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