MAJOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD: A CRITICAL EVALUATION

Authors

  • Khubaib Azam Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Penny Appeal Pakistan
  • Irfan Kausar Faisalabad, Election Commission of Pakistan
  • Waseem Abbas Hashoo Foundation, Islamabad Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/pjsr.v4i04.798

Abstract

This topic is an effort to assess if electoral systems in vogue in sub-continent are the only options available or there or some other systems too that may be given serious consideration keeping in view political challenges in the area. Electoral system design is regarded as the highest level of policy intervention to improve public delivery. This intervention is highly technical, time taking and cautious as it substantially affects social fabric of the society. Perhaps, this might be the reason that different models and designs applicable in Europe have never been cogitated here. However, it is high time to research over Electoral systems available in the world and their pros and cons. Researchers have followed descriptive research design for the current research. Secondary data, primarily published by International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, has been used in this study. This research highlights that more efforts are required from ECP and Parliament to consider the application of different Electoral Systems in Pakistan. it might be helpful for better service delivery and electorates confidence over the system.

 Keywords: Electoral systems, Electoral system design, Electorates, Plurality / Majority System, Proportional System, Mixed System, Policy outcomes, policy effectiveness.

Author Biographies

Khubaib Azam, Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Penny Appeal Pakistan

Program Assistant

Irfan Kausar, Faisalabad, Election Commission of Pakistan

District Election Commissioner

 

Waseem Abbas, Hashoo Foundation, Islamabad Pakistan

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

 

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Published

2022-12-05