Open party lists: people-power resources and associated electoral risks

Author(s):  M.V. Markhgeym, Dr., Prof., Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, Russia, Markheim@bsu.edu.ru

A.I. CHerenkova, no, no, Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia, pozharova@bsu.edu.ru

Issue:  Volume 45, № 1

Rubric:  Actual Problems of Legal Regulation

Annotation:  The article is influenced by the demand for the formation in Russian Federation of a democratic electoral space, where it really counted the votes and with their help, develop a credible and professional representative bodies are considered the advantages and disadvantages existing in foreign countries practice open party lists used in the proportional systems, to assess the feasibility of its introduction in our country. Using the system of open party lists will allow for more subtle consideration of the interests of voters who support even a few parties. It minimizes the risk of getting into Parliament in a way other than voter support. The use of open lists for voting contributes to the formation of the rating of both the party and its members who are applying for a seat in Parliament. Such a system increases the likelihood of reputational, professional, people's power, and guarantee increments in the quality characteristics of the Parliament and the electoral rights of citizens.

Keywords:  open party lists, elections, voters, proportional electoral system, citizens ' rights

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