This is a public debate, which means that the Commission for Political System in accordance with the Rules of Procedure will invite representatives of the NGO sector, experts, interested people who will look at this important issue from their own angle, which is an amendment to the Election Law. By the way, only the constituency was covered in the law yesterday. However, this is a segment of the electoral system, there was immediate talk about the election threshold and the technique of calculating the result, and that is also important, said VMRO-DPMNE MP Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova in an interview with the “Morning Briefing” political TV show.
Siljanovska-Davkova added that she will speak on this issue as a United Nations election expert, and not as an MP.
“We are a rare example of frequent changes in the electoral system. It is the most unchangeable element. It is widely discussed, but rarely changed. Why? Because it affects the election result. But in 2001, after the conflict, it was logical if you introduce elements strong in consociational democracy, why, because of the multicultural environment and with that type of democracy, a proportional electoral system goes much more logically. Why the proportional electoral system means that one will get terms in proportion to the votes won. So it is easier to reflect the ambience that is multicultural. Well, now, so many years later, what is the step of the smaller parties? They want a single constituency. Why? Because when we have a single constituency, the proportional system is the most proportional or the most representative. Why? Because the vote has one weight on the entire territory,” said Siljanovska-Davkova.