The Proscription Paradox: Banning Parties Based on Threshold Requirements and Electoral Volatility in Latin America

“Banning political parties” is an extreme measure used by democracies.
Latin American countries dissolve parties that fail to meet vote or seat thresholds, aiming to enhance the party system.
Research indicates that these dissolution thresholds increase electoral volatility, potentially impacting democracy.

Image courtesy of interviewee. November 24, 2023

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