Party List

Party List in Europe

Description of Party list

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes party list in the following terms: [1] The system, common on the Continent, whereby votes are cast for parties rather than for individual constituency candidates. The parties then appoint representatives (proportionally to the vote) from a national or regional list of names in a pre-selected order. Party lists, which ensure a high degree of obedience to the leadership’s line, were used for the first time in the UK for the Scottish and Welsh post-devolution elections, as well as for the 1999 elections to the European Parliament.

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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