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Open Candidate Lists as an Opportunity to Personalize the Will of the Voters in the Republic of Macedonia

Published Online: 01 Feb 2013
Volume & Issue: Volume 8 (2011) - Issue 1 (December 2011)
Page range: 8 - 25
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License
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Journal
eISSN
1857-8462
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1409-7001
First Published
01 Jul 2005
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

This article introduces and presents a concrete and comparative analysis of electoral system of the Republic of Macedonia and the need of incorporation of the open candidate lists in parliamentary and local elections. In this direction, the article notes that the atmosphere in our country is positive, regardless of the fact that open lists would be a challenge for the domination of the leaders of political parties in the nomination process so far, and the evident political party rule of the state in our society as a pathological phenomenon of our political system, because this type of voting lists implies respected professionals, or in other words, individuals who will develop professional team, intellectual and logistic infrastructure for efficient and democratic functioning of the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia and municipal councils. In this article, the author points out that open candidate lists would contribute to a greater satisfaction of voters, because they offer greater choice and create a closer relationship between citizens and their representatives. In real life, open candidate lists will contribute to greater accountability of MP’s to voters, as well as better understanding of the needs of voters and their interests and will improve the adequate representation of municipalities and City of Skopje on the legislative power, strengthening the geographical link between voters and MP’s.

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Fjalët kyçe

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