|Resolution on the 7th EAPL Congress|
On the case of single-seat constituencies
It has become a bad tradition that before almost every parliamentary election attempts to fiddle with the single-seat constituencies' boarders begin. Such a tactic is reprehensible as it is harmful for the democracy rules and it diminishes voters’ trust to political parties and to the whole electoral system in our country.
The demographic changes in Lithuania has become a reason for the Central Electoral Commission officers to increase the constituency size rate admitting the lowest and the highest number of the voters in particular constituencies, 0,8% and 1,2% respectively. The increase of the bottom and upper rate by the Lithuanian Seimas in 2004 led to even bigger disproportion in the number of voters in individual constituencies. It is clearly visible on the examples of
There are over 40 000 voters in all constituencies in
Therefore, the EAPL demands that the size rates of the single-seat constituencies from the period before 2004, i.e. bottom rate of 0,9% and the upper rate of 1,1%, have to be restored. Such a solution would give equal opportunities to voters in particular constituencies and would equal candidates’ chances of winning the elections.
We also claim that the demographic situation in