Limits of electoral equality and political representation

Kostas Chryssogonos, Costas Stratilatis

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Abstract

Constitutional limits to the discretion of the legislature in forming the electoral system - Political equality - Equal suffrage - Equal opportunities for political parties - Free expression of popular will - Functionality of the parliament - Concrete normative standards for assessing the constitutionality of an electoral system - Conception of parliamentary democracy emphasising representation of political minorities and protection from 'tyranny of the majority'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-32
Number of pages24
JournalEuropean Constitutional Law Review
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Electoral system
  • Europe
  • Parliamentary authority
  • Political minorities
  • Representation
  • Suffrage

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