Hearing on the d.d.l. n. 881 on "Electoral law: for a determination of the colleges independent of the number of parliamentarians" (Constitutional Affairs Commission of the Senate - Thursday 29 November 2018) The Author focuses on draft law S. 881, dealing with the establishment of constituencies independently from the number of the members of Parliaments (hereinafter, MPs). This bill, read together with the project of constitutional reform (draft const. law S.805), aims at replacing the currently fixed number of constituencies and seats with a varying ratio. The resulting legislation, in case the number of MPs were not reduced, would not affect the number of uninominal seats for the Camera dei Deputati and Senato della Repubblica. However, if the number of MPs would decrease, the representativeness of the Parliament would be prejudiced. At the same time, the power of party secretariats and the majority effect of the electoral system would grow. The Author also notes that there is a strong risk of escalation of the gap between the ex ante number of seats and average population. Finally, the Author argues that the combination of the two draft laws (the one amending electoral legislation and the other aiming at changing the Constitution) would be able to solve the problem consisting of vacant seats with a number of candidates for each list equal to the average number of seats to be assigned, although the outcome would be mitigated by the unchanged possibility for each candidate to run for more than one constituency.

Audizione in merito al d.d.l. S. 881 su “Legge elettorale: per una determinazione dei collegi indipendente dal numero dei parlamentari”

L. Trucco
2019

Abstract

Hearing on the d.d.l. n. 881 on "Electoral law: for a determination of the colleges independent of the number of parliamentarians" (Constitutional Affairs Commission of the Senate - Thursday 29 November 2018) The Author focuses on draft law S. 881, dealing with the establishment of constituencies independently from the number of the members of Parliaments (hereinafter, MPs). This bill, read together with the project of constitutional reform (draft const. law S.805), aims at replacing the currently fixed number of constituencies and seats with a varying ratio. The resulting legislation, in case the number of MPs were not reduced, would not affect the number of uninominal seats for the Camera dei Deputati and Senato della Repubblica. However, if the number of MPs would decrease, the representativeness of the Parliament would be prejudiced. At the same time, the power of party secretariats and the majority effect of the electoral system would grow. The Author also notes that there is a strong risk of escalation of the gap between the ex ante number of seats and average population. Finally, the Author argues that the combination of the two draft laws (the one amending electoral legislation and the other aiming at changing the Constitution) would be able to solve the problem consisting of vacant seats with a number of candidates for each list equal to the average number of seats to be assigned, although the outcome would be mitigated by the unchanged possibility for each candidate to run for more than one constituency.
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