In Romania, electoral reform is taking a backwards step, to the benefit of the ruling parties.
LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
(30 May 2012)
Since the fall of communism, Romania has used a system of proportional representation in its parliamentary elections. But now, according to Cristina Bucur, a month after the collapse of the coalition government led by the Democratic Liberal Party due to a motion of no confidence, the new ruling coalition of the National Liberals and the Social Democrats are set to rewrite the electoral law to introduce a first-past-the-post style system which will virtually guarantee these parties a clear majority in the upcoming elections.
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