The threshold for participating in the allocation of seats for single parties is 4% and for coalitions (blocs) it is 8% (Article 86(2)). One would believe that coalitions should be encouraged in order to provide more cooperation and stable government. The last Joint Opinion credited the reduction of the thresholds as an improvement. The authorities should in no case reverse this welcome reduction and stick to the threshold established for political parties. In the Moldovan context, it would be advisable to have a single threshold for parties and coalitions. The threshold for coalitions should therefore be reviewed.
Allocating seats after the parliamentary elections
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