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Timor-Leste's Revolving Door Parliament

Ingram, Sue


Western Melanesian parliaments2 are routinely characterised as revolving door, with roughly half (and sometimes more) of the sitting members losing their seats at each election, so that at any one time a large proportion of members are first-termers. This phenomenon is generally attributed to weak political party organisation, the contest between large numbers of candidates for local constituencies, electoral systems that deliver local victories with a minority of votes, and unachievable...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2014
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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