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Unformatted text preview: I taly: Institutions and Policies • Electoral System: Until 1994 I taly used multimember district list system with preferential voting, a highly proportional system. Since then I taly had SMD plurality system for ¾ of deputies and a PR system for the other ¼ . • 4% of PR vote is re • Constitutional Format: President is chief of state. He has more power than many such chiefs of state. He may hold press conferences and make controversial critiques of policy. He may deliver message to chamber commenting critically on state of nation. He may veto a bill which may be overridden by a simple majority. With no majority, naming prime minister may allow discretion. He is elected by Electoral Assembly consisting of members of both houses of parliament and regional delegates. • The Cabinet called the Council of Ministers. Need to provide coalition partners representation made for a large cabinet....
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- Spring '08
- Comparative Politics, Westminster system, Voting system, simple majority, multimember district list, conference commit tees