Electoral rules of the authoritarian game: undemocratic effects of proportional representation in Rwanda

  title={Electoral rules of the authoritarian game: undemocratic effects of proportional representation in Rwanda},
  author={Alexander Stroh},
  journal={Journal of Eastern African Studies},
  pages={1 - 19}
  • A. Stroh
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Eastern African Studies
Abstract Much has been written about the special design of Rwanda's judiciary in order to handle the aftermath of the genocide in 1994. By contrast, other institutional elements of the 2003 constitution have rarely been addressed in research. The second (partial) parliamentary elections in September 2008 revealed some of the implications which the carefully designed electoral system has for Rwanda's political development. As a starting point, the paper emphasises the need to link the debate… 
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