Future European Parliament Elections: Ten Steps Towards Uniform Procedures

  • Procedural steps for the European Parliament elections are proposed so as to achieve more uniformity among the national electoral provisions of the 27 Member States. The steps include the creation of a European Electoral Authority, the enhancement of the European party system, and the consolidation of the many diverse seat apportionment methods into the single equality-oriented divisor method with standard rounding (Webster/Sainte-Lague). The introduction of semi-open list systems is addressed, as is the formation of a single European constituency for the election of an additional twenty-five MEPs. In the long run the translation of votes into seats could be carried out using the biproportional variant of the divisor method with standard rounding, in order to better mirror the structure of the European Union.

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Author:Kai-Friederike OelbermannGND, Friedrich PukelsheimGND
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/1464
Series (Serial Number):Preprints des Instituts für Mathematik der Universität Augsburg (2010-16)
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2010/12/02
GND-Keyword:Europawahl; Wahlsystem; Wahlverfahren; Wahlrecht
Institutes:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik / Lehrstuhl für Stochastik und ihre Anwendungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 51 Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht