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Electoral systems in the countries created in the territory of the former Yugoslavia

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Author(s): Đukanović Dragan

Journal: Medjunarodni Problemi
ISSN 0025-8555

Volume: 58;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 513;
Date: 2006;
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ABSTRACT
The author explores the genesis and development of electoral systems in the states created in the territory of the former Yugoslavia. The paper does a comparative analysis of the most significant components and characteristics of the electoral systems in the South Slavic states - the highest averages methods, forms of candidature, modes of voting, levels of electoral constituency, methods of translating votes into seats and levels of a qualified suffrage. It also deals with the effects of implementation of the majority, mixed and proportional electoral systems in the mentioned group of countries during the last decade, particularly considering the representation of minority ethnic communities in their supreme legislative bodies.

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