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Ideje za reformu Izbornog zakonodavstva
Ideas for the Reform of Electoral Legislation

Author(s): Mirko Pejanović
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Government/Political systems, Electoral systems, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: electoral systems; majority electoral system; proportional electoral system; electoral legislation of Bosnia and Herzegovina; by-elections; Central Election Commission; electoral census;
Summary/Abstract: In this paper “Ideas for the Reform of Electoral Legislation”, apart an introduction, following segments are explored: social and historical conditions in which political pluralisms upon ethnic basis is formed in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1990, then, creation of legal frame regarding electoral system of Bosnia and Herzegovina in post Dayton development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In topic’s elaboration, focus is situated on ideas for the reform of electoral legislation. Following ideas are presented: how to impose the regulation on a by- elections, in all numerous situations, when winning political parties delay an implementation of parliamentary elections more than six months. There is also an initiative for electoral census to be raised for the participation of political parties in parliamentarian elections, instead of 3% for the electoral census to be 5%. This is the way to create an enlargement of the political scene: a smaller number of political parties would participate in elections. At the same time, winning political parties would gain larger coalition potential. Additionally, there is the third idea for the reform of electoral legislation: introduction of technical innovations regarding the act of voting at the electoral places.

  • Page Range: 227-238
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian