An assessment of political fair representation in Ankara metropolitan municipal council

Memiş, Can Emre
In representative democracies, representation in the councils formed as a result of elections is one of the indispensible elements. In municipal councils, which are the closest administrative units to the public, different opinions should be represented in parallel with the election results as much as possible. Therefore, political fair representation is an important issue in representation. This thesis examines the degree of political fair representation in Ankara Metropolitan Municipal Council by analyzing several local elections that took place between 1963-2019. As a result of this examination, historically, how proportional this council’s political representation is; what affects the degree of political fair representation, and how it can be improved are evaluated. In this context, the study also analyzes the legal developments related to local governments in Ankara and their effects on the election results. Furthermore, the elections of the Ankara Provincial General Council from 1963 to 1984 are also examined in terms of over / underrepresentation. In addition, comparisons are made with the political fair representation in the local councils in London, Paris, and Berlin. It was concluded that Ankara Metropolitan Municipal Council had deficiencies in terms of political fair representation, and recommendations were made.


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Citation Formats
C. E. Memiş, “An assessment of political fair representation in Ankara metropolitan municipal council,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2020.