This contribution note consists of three sections. First, it provides a short overview of tumultuous recent developments in the matter of electoral legislation in Italy. Second, it describes the electoral system for the Chamber of Deputies that was introduced by parliamentary majority within the context of a broader project of institutional reform in 2015 and illustrates the Constitutional Court’s decision on it. Finally, the article explores the meaning of this decision from two broader perspectives: first, it reflects on the decision from a comparative angle. Second, and finally, the article contextualises the decision within the framework of the incomplete process of transition that seemed to lead the Italian political landscape from a proportional representation system to a majoritarian one.

‘Do You Ever Have One of Those Days When Everything Seems Unconstitutional?’: The Italian Constitutional Court Strikes Down the Electoral Law Once Again

Faraguna, Pietro
2017

Abstract

This contribution note consists of three sections. First, it provides a short overview of tumultuous recent developments in the matter of electoral legislation in Italy. Second, it describes the electoral system for the Chamber of Deputies that was introduced by parliamentary majority within the context of a broader project of institutional reform in 2015 and illustrates the Constitutional Court’s decision on it. Finally, the article explores the meaning of this decision from two broader perspectives: first, it reflects on the decision from a comparative angle. Second, and finally, the article contextualises the decision within the framework of the incomplete process of transition that seemed to lead the Italian political landscape from a proportional representation system to a majoritarian one.
4-dic-2017
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https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/european-constitutional-law-review/article/do-you-ever-have-one-of-those-days-when-everything-seems-unconstitutional-the-italian-constitutional-court-strikes-down-the-electoral-law-once-again/DBA2AC52C82221DEFD6AF2D1E68DBF2D
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