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VoteWorld Comparative Parliamentary Roll-Call Voting Reference File

Italy

Basic Information:
Parliament website: http://www.parlamento.it
Size of parliament: 630 (chamber), 326 (senate)
Form of government: parliamentary
Electoral system: mixed-member plurality/proportional
Continuous democracy since: 1946
Last parliamentary election: 9 and 10 April 2006
Freedom House political freedom score in 2004: 1
Population: 58.1 million


Research:

Ferrara, Federico (2004) ‘Frogs, Mice, and Mixed Electoral Institutions: Party Discipline in the XIV Italian Chamber of Deputies’, Journal of Legislative Studies 10(4): 1-22.
Heller, William B. and Carol Mershon (2002) ‘Dealing in Discipline: Party Switching and Legislative Voting in the Italian Chamber of Deputies, 1996-2000’, mimeo, SUNY Binghamton.

Data:
Contact: William Heller (SUNY Binghamton)
Period covered: 1996-2000






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