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Slovenské stranické zemětřesení 2016. Pomohla by malá volební reforma?

Title in English The Slovak 2016 Party System Earthquake. Could a Slight Electoral Reform Help?

KEREKEŠ Daniel PINK Michal ŠEDO Jakub

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Web článek - open access
Keywords Seat distribution; party system fragmentation; electoral reform; election; Slovakia
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Description The article estimates seat distribution among political parties in Slovakia’s Parliament using the most recent electoral outcomes and varying a constituency magnitude and a seat distribution formula. The goal of the article is to discuss introducing possible minor reforms of the electoral system with the aim to eliminate party system fragmentation and to reinforce governing efficiency. Consideration is given to the historical evolution of the electoral system and past amendment proposals. Results demonstrate that minor electoral reform would not by itself lead to the desired changes in the party system. In an endeavour to reduce the number of political parties in the Parliament, a change of at least two aspects of the electoral systems would be necessary – seat distribution formula and constituency magnitude.
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