Electoral System and Political Parties - Preliminary Notes to the Colombia Case
15 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2010
Date Written: February 2, 2010
This brief survey of the origins of electoral system is intended to explain the nature center and get the changes of political system in Colombia. A historical evaluation is necessary. In a wider context the work of Josep Colomer are illustrative. Our goal is to synthesize and compare the evolution and changes in electoral systems, in order to project the electoral history in the Colombian political system. The election rules have not been the same all the time and votes depends on the evolution and transformations of democracies. In a story line that emerges from M. Duverger, shows that factions play a central role in the history of electoral systems. But the factions are not the ultimate expression of a political system. The original responses from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were breaking new mechanisms of change in the election (Australian ballot, single-member districts, proportional vote). The aim has been to reduce manipulation and fraud in favor of greater participation. Achieving the necessary balance between political parties and social movements for greater and better representation.
Keywords: Electoral system, political parties, Colombia
JEL Classification: D7, D71, D72, D78, H1, H7
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