The Electoral (Dis)Advantage of the Independent Candidates in Different Electoral System (Comparative Study of Slovak and Czech Local Election)

  • Viera Žubrova University of Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bučianska 4/A, 91701Trnava
  • Annmarie Gorenc Zoran Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo Mesto, Novi trg 5, 8000 Novo mesto
  • Lucija Mulej Mlakar Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo Mesto, Novi trg 5, 8000 Novo mesto
Keywords: independent candidates, electoral system, power sharing, local election, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic

Abstract

In this paper we attempt to set some starting points for the comparative study on the position of independent local politics (candidates) in the relation with different electoral system, including choosing their strategies, alliances, steps, etc. We will compare two republics – Slovak republic and Czech Republic - which have not only common history and states, but transform after the split very differently, not only in the national level, but especially in the regional and local level.

Published
2014-05-09
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