Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1818-9601 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8998 (Online)

party system

The Impact of Changes in the Legal Regulation of the Participation of Political Parties in Elections to the Formation of the Party System with a Dominant Party

This article analyzes the impact of the electoral law on the formation of Russia’s party system with a dominant party. Law «On elections» and «On political parties» are seen as tools of political engineering. Were analyzed the possibility of participation of parties in electoral procedures, the procedure for forming blocs and coalitions, changes in the electoral formula. The paper concluded that there was «favorable treatment» in the legislative sphere major parliamentary parties and, in particular the «United Russia».