“Let’s adopt proportional voting to elect deputies, the future of our democracy is at stake” | EUROtoday

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Ssocial, taxation, migration, atmosphere, schooling, safety… Our opinions could differ on many topics. However, we share the conviction that we should urgently modify the tactic of appointing deputies to the National Assembly, to undertake a proportional voting technique. The way forward for our democracy will depend on it.

First of all, in its very precept, the present majority vote doesn’t permit a balanced illustration of the completely different sensitivities of French society. By giving all energy to the winner, it finally authorizes political currents which solely signify a minority of the inhabitants to control and modify the legal guidelines of the Republic, with out having to take note of the opinion of nearly all of our fellow residents. and fellow residents.

As a consequence, it contributes to delegitimizing nationwide illustration within the eyes of many and fuels rising abstentionism, which dangers, in the long run, being deadly to our democracy. Remember that, throughout the 2022 legislative elections, solely 37 deputies, or 6.5% of the whole, have been elected with the assist of greater than 30% of registered voters of their constituency within the second spherical; 61 deputies even signify lower than 20% of these registered.

Harmful instability

Contrary to what’s usually put ahead by its defenders, the bulk vote in actuality generates a detrimental instability in public insurance policies, as a result of insurance policies selected a minority foundation encounter robust resistance and the governments which carry them are sometimes rejected. by voters after 5 years. Furthermore, with the necessity for second-round alliances, this voting technique promotes a logic of confrontation between blocs which discourages the seek for compromise permitting a big a part of society to be introduced collectively.

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Finally, a ballot carried out in December 2023 indicated that, with the bulk vote, the National Rally (RN) might get hold of an absolute majority of seats within the National Assembly, though it accounted for lower than 30% of the votes. For forty years, the present voting technique has contributed to under-representing the National Front, then the RN, with out slowing down its progress. On the opposite, it helped it take root as a protest social gathering, avoiding it having to take its tasks within the National Assembly. But right now this identical voting technique dangers reworking the progress of the RN right into a tidal wave which might permit it to implement its irresponsible, pro-Putin, xenophobic and liberticidal program with out hindrance.

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