Beyond democracy – The new electoral law
Thursday, 01 December 2011 16:47
In our opinion, the new electoral law that is based on the one-sided manipulation of individual constituencies would ensure that the present government stays in power for a long time. The opposition can only be successful if they achieve a decisive victory at the elections. Such an electoral law cannot be democratic. The legislation, which was created to serve the interests of the government, ensures that the proportion of individual constituencies will increase significantly. Solid right wing and undecided constituencies would have an even stronger right wing character, while solid left wing constituencies would dilute into isolated urban islands. Another unacceptable trait of the reform is that it is strongly discriminating against smaller parties. With the transformation of the compensation system that was there to improve the proportion of representation of the losing candidates, and the manipulation of the time frame used to collect recommendation slips, Fidesz is threatening the election chances of both LMP and Jobbik. For us, the only acceptable way is a legislation that is based on a majoritarian interpretation of the electoral law. Ironically, it is now being dismantled through the compensation system.
Szigetvári Viktor - Tordai Csaba - Vető Balázs; Haza és Haladás blog; Novembre 25. 2011.