Parliamentary elections in Serbia in 2014 – small jubilee Cover Image

Parlamentarni izbori u Srbiji 2014. godine: mali jubilej
Parliamentary elections in Serbia in 2014 – small jubilee

Author(s): Milan Jovanović
Subject(s): Electoral systems, Methodology and research technology
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: E lectoral system; voter registry; abstention; vote dispersion; electoral reform

Summary/Abstract: The author recapitulates the effects of certain aspects of the electoral system and the consequences they have produced in the political system. It is shown that in the last 24 years, Serbian citizens spent nearly one month in the polls, casting their ballots for committee members, deputies, the President or voting in referenda. Only twice have elections for deputies been held independently and separately from elections for other levels of government, while the majority–namely seven, were extraordinary elections. The ten election cycles show an increasing trend of electoral abstention, which in the 2014 elections, reached an alarming point. There are two phases in the development of the electoral system. The first one, ending in 2000, was characterised by frequent and large electoral reforms. The second phase, since 2000, shows that the disproportional system assumes the character of an „unchangeable institution“. The closed blocked list and the relatively low election threshold in a constitutency

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 9-18
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian