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Re: [Czechlist] Help: krouzkovani

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  • Josef Hlavac
    Hi Coilin, In the Czech parliamentary election system, you can cast one vote (one ballot sheet) for one party. However, on the ballot sheet, you can also
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 30, 2010
      Hi Coilin,

      In the Czech parliamentary election system, you can cast one vote (one
      ballot sheet) for one party. However, on the ballot sheet, you can also
      "circle" up to 4 (? - I believe) individual candidates to give each of
      them a preferential vote. If a candidate receives enough preferential
      votes, he/she goes to the Parliament irrespective of his/her original
      position on the ballot, as long as his/her party as a whole passes the
      5% threshold of all votes cast.

      In the past, people did not use this option very much, hence the first
      few people on the ballot sheet of a strong enough party (the "leader" of
      the party in a given region, + a few others) were sure to become MPs.
      However, in the last parliamentary elections, people did "circle" a lot,
      with many resulting "surprises".

      For instance, there was an initiative that encouraged people to circle
      the last four candidates on the ballot sheet of their party of choice.
      The rationale was to "change the faces" in the Parliament and replace
      the "old and corrupt" politicians with "new blood".

      As an example, Ivan Langer, the No. 1 man of the Civic Democrats (ODS)
      in the Olomouc region but believed to be involved in organized crime,
      did not make it to the Parliament because the voters gave enough
      preferential votes to other people.

      HTH,
      Josef

      On 30.12.2010 22:42, "Coilin" wrote:
      > Hi there,
      >
      > Could someone please tell me what is meant by "krouzkovani" in the following? I presume it's some sort of metaphorical usage that might require some explanation, hence I'm a bit mystified... :-(
      >
      > Dukazem menici se situace muze byt vyvoj v ODS a CSSD. Tyto strany byly vytahem k moci a branou k ziskani velkeho majetku. Genialni myslenka opozicni smlouvy institucionalizovala velkou koalici jednou provzdy, cimz zrusila jakykoli vliv volicu v politice. Bylo lhostejne, zda volby vyhraje ODS nebo CSSD. Vzdy by ve vzajemne shode vladly a rozdelovaly si vynosy z ovladani zeme. Zaroveň bylo zajisteno, ze vitez voleb nikdy nebude vysetrovat predchoziho spravce zeme a poruseni zakonu, kterych se pripadně dopustil. Snad by se to dalo oznacit jako ,ukradena demokracie`.
      >
      > Tuto situaci nahle zmenilo ,krouzkovani` a vznik novych stran. Zatimco TOP 09 je pouhym pokracovatelem ODS, Veci verejne jsou novym fenomenem, ktery znepokojuje politiky polistopadovych stran. Je mozne, ze se VV rozlozi, nebo zaniknou, ukazuje se vsak, ze existuje cesta, jak se dostat do parlamentu a ovlivnovat politiku navzdory odporu velkych stran a penez.
      >
      > MTIA
      > Coilin
      >
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    • pacelpacel123
      Hi, Coilin, krouzkovat means to indicate a ballot position (by encircling a candidate s number). See for instance:
      Message 2 of 6 , Jan 6, 2011
        Hi, Coilin,

        "krouzkovat" means to indicate a ballot position (by encircling a candidate's number). See for instance: http://www2.essex.ac.uk/elect/database/legislationAll.asp?country=czech&legislation=cz95

        Hope this helps.

        Pavel Filip

        --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Coilin" <coilinoc@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi there,
        >
        > Could someone please tell me what is meant by "krouzkovani" in the following? I presume it's some sort of metaphorical usage that might require some explanation, hence I'm a bit mystified... :-(
        >
        > Dukazem menici se situace muze být vyvoj v ODS a CSSD. Tyto strany byly vytahem k moci a branou k získání velkeho majetku. Genialni myslenka opozicni smlouvy institucionalizovala velkou koalici jednou provzdy, cimž zrusila jakykoli vliv volicu v politice. Bylo lhostejne, zda volby vyhraje ODS nebo CSSD. Vzdy by ve vzajemné shode vladly a rozdelovaly si vynosy z ovladani zeme. Zaroveň bylo zajisteno, ze vitez voleb nikdy nebude vysetrovat predchoziho spravce zeme a poruseni zakonu, kterych se pripadně dopustil. Snad by se to dalo oznacit jako ,ukradena demokracie`.
        >
        > Tuto situaci nahle zmenilo ,krouzkovani` a vznik novych stran. Zatimco TOP 09 je pouhym pokracovatelem ODS, Veci verejne jsou novym fenomenem, ktery znepokojuje politiky polistopadovych stran. Je možné, že se VV rozlozi, nebo zaniknou, ukazuje se vsak, ze existuje cesta, jak se dostat do parlamentu a ovlivnovat politiku navzdory odporu velkych stran a penez.
        >
        > MTIA
        > Coilin
        >
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