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How do elections work in Slovenia?

The process of democratisation since the collapse of communism has not been uniform across eastern Europe, but some countries, such as the Baltic states, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, are now drawing level with established...

Posted 21 Apr 2022

Slovenia uses an interesting and unusual system of proportional representation

Does proportional representation lead to higher turnout?

A healthy democracy requires healthy levels of democratic participation – the most crucial element of which is turnout at general elections. But Britain has one of the lowest turnout rates in the west – a...

Posted 10 Feb 2022

More people will bother voting if they feel that their vote won't be wasted

Was there a referendum on proportional representation?

We have long argued for the need to replace the failing First Past the Post (FPTP) Westminster system with a fairer proportional system.  There is a common misconception (or a more cynical misrepresentation) that the...

Posted 28 Oct 2021

Polling Station post sign