POL 02 - February 29, 2008

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Unformatted text preview: 1 February 29, 2008 Midterm on Monday You do not need a Blue Book. Format: Same as first midterm Comparison of Russia, Hungary, Poland 1 Read these three country chapters Historical context Institutional details Political parties Platforms of left and right Former communists in each country Topics for Midterm Historical details of collapse of communism Institutional design (historical and strategic factors) Institutional design (executive/legislative relations and electoral rules Economic reform 2 Problems in Russia Successes in Poland and Hungary Basics of EU and EU accession process Types of parties Ideology Vote share/Seat share Change in government control in Poland and Hungary Electoral systems: Pure type Poland: 460 seats in parliament All elected by PR with 5% threshold 3 Encourages political parties Eliminates small parties 2 1991 Elections to Polish Parliament, 29 parties elected to parliament Percent vote Dem Union 12% DLAlliance 12% Conf. Ind. Pol. 9% Peasant Pty 9% Natl Christ. U 9% Percent seats 13% 13% 11% 11% 11% 4 Civic Alliance 9% Lib-dem Cong 7% Peasant Alliance 5% Solidarity 5% Beer Lovers Pty 3% German minor. 1% Others 13% 10% 8% 6% 6% 3% 2% 6% 1993 Elections to Polish Parliament, 6 parties elected to parliament (with 5% threshold) Percent vote *DLAlliance 20% *Peasant Pty 15% Dem Union 11% Labor Union 7.3% Conf. Ind. Pol. 6% Non-party bloc 5% Percent seats 37% 29% 16% 8% 5% 4% 5 Civic Alliance 4% Lib-dem Cong 4% Peasant Alliance 2% Solidarity 4.9% Party X 2.7% Homeland 4.9 Others 10% Total wasted 33% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1997 Elections to Polish Parliament, 5 parties elected to parliament (with 5% threshold) Percent vote DLAlliance 27% Peasant Pty 7% *Solidarity Action 34% *Freedom Union 13% Polish Mvm 6% Percent seats 36% 6% 44% 13 1% 6 Polish Mvmt 6% Labor Union 4% Union of Right 2% Natl Pensioners 3% Pensioners 2% Total wasted 11% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3 2001 Elections to Polish Parliament, 6 parties elected to parliament (with 5% threshold) Percent vote *DLAlliance 41% *Peasant Pty 9% Citizens Platform 13% Defense of Poland 10% Law and Justice 10% Percent seats 47% 9% 14% 12% 10% 7 Law and Justice 10% Polish League 8% Solidarity Action 4.9% Freedom Union 3% Total wasted 8% 10% 8% 0% 0% 2005 Elections to Polish Parliament, 6 parties elected to parliament (with 5% threshold) Percent vote DLAlliance 11% Peasant Pty 7% Citizens Platform 24% *Defense of Poland 11% Percent seats 12%...
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