DOI: https://doi.org/10.21564/2414-990x.148.198106

Parliamentary representation of minorities in romania: current challenges

Mariam Jikia, Demetrashvili Sophio

Abstract


Presented article is prepared within the Research Project “Law of Political Parties” held by the faculty of Law and International Relations of Georgian Technical University. Тhe purpose of the article is to analyze the main mechanisms that guarantees the parliamentary representation of national and ethnic minorities in Romania. Authors review in detail the correlation of concept of equality principle and positive discrimination in regard with national and ethnic minorities. Clear distinction is given between Hungarian minority, as a successfully political movement and all other minorities, which were able to gain mandates only through positive discrimination. In conclusion authors underline some advantages of Romanian electoral system, but also refer to weaknesses, which should be eliminated and suggest some recommendations for possible improvements.


Keywords


Parliamentary Representation; Minority Elections; Political Rights; Romania

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