Electoral engineering in use? The case of Italy
Dalibor Čaloud (caloud@fssmunicz)
Tomáš Foltýn (foltyn@fssmunicz)
The main aim of this paper is to describe the background of proposing, enacting and implementing a new electoral system in Italy, prepared by Berlusconi’s proponents to make his re-election into office easier. The article deals also with the possible classification of the system, where authors argue against describing it as a “proportional system with majority premium” and recommend instead the term “mixed conditional”.
Keywords: electoral system, Italy, Mattarellum, Proporzionellum, majority premium, mixed conditional system
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