Egypt to abandon current electoral system

It looks like Egypt will be scrapping its current electoral system in favor of some sort of mixed or parallel system.  I’ll have more to say on this soon, but the short takeaway is this is terrific news for secular and liberal parties.   Egypt’s current system creates several coordination problems and favors local elite powerbrokers over actual parties.

Posted on May 19, 2011, in Electoral Systems, Middle East and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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