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Analiza prevremenih parlamentarnih izbora u republici Makedoniji 2011.
Analysis Of Early 2011 Parliamentary Elections In Republic Of Macedonia

Author(s): Nenad Marković
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu & Fakultet političkih znanosti u Zagrebu
Keywords: early parliamentary electons; republic of Macedonia; electoral capacity; electoral geometry; d’Hont model; Sobranje; electoral irregularities

Summary/Abstract: Early 2011 elections were seventh parliamentary elections since the declaration of independence of Macedonia. they were considered as a test for maturity of Macedonian democracy. taking into account relatively weak elactoral capacity evinced during last two decades of Macedonian democracy as well as numerous electoral irregularities, especially during the electoral processes in 2006 and 2008, these elections had special political significance for the future of the country. International community also recognizes importance of the elections and warns Macedonian officals on it. ruling party vMro-dPMnewon the elections (although not so convincingly as in 2008) and formed the coalition with winner among albanian parties - duI. there were a lot of irregularities, repeated from the past elections. the most important iregularity was using of public administration for partisan purposes. Moreover, d’Hont model was fatal for final results of small parties. due to electoral model and specific cleavages among Macedonian political parties, small parties were eliminated from electoral competition. again, postelectoral period brought to light weaknesses of political process: party leades kept their positions after electoral failure; opposition leaders were arrested; young man lost his life during the public celebration of the electoral victory at Central Square, but authorities tried to cover up the case.

  • Issue Year: 1/2011
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 107-125
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Serbian