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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/13/11 POLI 391J: Problems of Democratic Transition in Eastern Europe Elections: Electoral Systems and Political Parties June 8, 2011
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6/13/11 Elections The keystone of representative democracy, central institutional setup of any democratic polity Channel popular preferences Shape political party development Structure the style of politics in a country Together with electoral systems influence the composition of government
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6/13/11 Electoral system Aspects of electoral legislation relevant to the conversion of popular preferences into elected representatives: Options available on the ballot Constituency delineation Formula for converting votes into seats
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6/13/11 Characteristics of East European electoral systems Proportional representation Stability of the systems (exceptions – Ukraine, Macedonia, Russia)
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6/13/11 Main types of electoral systems in East Europe Single-member districts (SMD) – the territory of the state is divided into a number of constituencies, and one member of parliament is elected from each
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