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Le Scrutin Uninominal – Une Exception en Europe

Author(s): Benone Pusca

Journal: EIRP Proceedings
ISSN 2067-9211

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 23;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: electoral system | uninominal vote | electoral constituency | Uninominal College

By vote one generally understands the way of electing a person whose name is written on a paper ballot (voting paper) and who wants to candidate for a place in Senate or in Chamber of Deputies. In the contemporary electoral system there are two main types of vote: the list voting system and the uninominal vote system. In the case of the list voting system, the electors choose not one candidate, but a list of candidates; the electors vote for one of several lists of candidates, usually prepared by the political parties and they cannot modify that list. The voting system accepted almost unanimously by the public opinion and also by the majority of Romanian parliamentarians was generically named “uninominal vote”. By this system one understands a way of directly electing individual candidates and not voting for a whole list that is drawn up on more or less transparent criteria, by a party. The uninominal vote system is favorable to big political parties, generating an important amplification of the number of mandates for the party dominating the electoral confrontation.

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