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The rise of post-national democracy: Macron, Brexit and the electoral reform of the European Parliament. EPC Discussion Paper 10 May 2017

Duff, Andrew (2017) The rise of post-national democracy: Macron, Brexit and the electoral reform of the European Parliament. EPC Discussion Paper 10 May 2017. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    Emmanuel Macron is the first European leader to be elected on a platform that embraces the electoral reform of the European Parliament. He is convinced that, in order to change the Union, the EP needs greater legitimacy, and that such legitimacy will only come if the relationship between the Parliament and the electorate gets to be closer and more direct. In this Discussion Paper, Andrew Duff examines the likelihood of electoral reform of the Parliament, and whether or not the circumstances today are right to introduce a transnational list on the ballot in time for the European elections of May 2019. Many electors in the polling stations would be amazed; some would be confounded; but most would enjoy their first material prize from the privilege they enjoy as European Union citizens. European democracy would be refreshed. Mr Macron would have delivered.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Parliament
    Countries > U.K.
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > European Policy Centre > Discussion Paper
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 09:20
    Number of Pages: 4
    Last Modified: 10 May 2017 09:20
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/86956

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