The distribution of mandates in post-communist  countries of Europe on examples of Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia Cover Image

Raspodela mandata u evropskim postkomunističkim zemljama na primerima Češke, Slovačke i Slovenije
The distribution of mandates in post-communist countries of Europe on examples of Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia

Author(s): Miloš Stanić
Subject(s): Constitutional Law
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: the electoral systems; the way of the distribution of parliamentary mandates; proportional election systems; majority election systems

Summary/Abstract: This paper is connected with previous paper of this author, published in journal Foreign Legal Life, No. 3/2013. In this paper will be presented the distribution of mandates system in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia, after the parliamentary elections. In its core, the mandate’s distribution system is the way of converting votes into Member of Parliament seats, after the completion of voting. As a matter of fact, this phase of the election can be done in different ways,and that makes it very interesting researched topic. The author has selected three European countries, and they all are ex-communist countries. This choice is quite logic, because our country, Serbia, was part of that system. The aim of this paper is to bring some general conclusions, after the examination of the solutions in these countries. In our opinion, this topic has scientifically and social justification to be researched. The author wishes to provide a modest contribution to the knowledge of this subject in our country, and beyond. The science should serve to society, and this knowledge could in the future gain an importance, in case of future reforms of Serbian electoral system.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 119-128
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian