The History Of European Electoral Reform And The European Elections Act

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Publication Date 27/11/2015
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Report of a conference hosted by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) in November 2015 to mark the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the Electoral Law concerning the election of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) by direct universal suffrage.

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The conference was the third in a series of conferences jointly organised by EPRS and the European University Institute in Florence. The conference aimed to refresh the memory of this historical step towards a European democracy. Moreover, it also linked the anniversary of the Act to moves for further reform of the European electoral procedure.

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