Núm. 8 (2013)
II. Democracia: problemas actuales

Proportionality or majoritarianism? In search of electoral equity

Publicado febrero 10, 2016

Resumen

Finding an electoral system both equitable and efficient represents a desideratum for every electoral democracy. The electoral system is at the cornerstone of democracy and has important consequences upon the constitutional and political system as a whole. Through this approach, I bring the spotlight on the old dispute over proportional representation and majoritarian voting systems. Thus, I will determine which of these main electoral systems is closer to the ideal of electoral equity.

Keywords: electoral systems, proportional representation, majoritarian systems, electoral equity, representativeness, government effectiveness