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Evidence from Germany suggests that parties are influenced by voters’ preferences in their attempts to form coalitions

Debus, Marc and Müller, Jochen (2014) Evidence from Germany suggests that parties are influenced by voters’ preferences in their attempts to form coalitions. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 Jan 2014). Website.

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Abstract

How important are the preferences of voters in coalition negotiations? Marc Debus and Jochen Müller assess the potential governments that could have been formed at the state level in Germany from 1990-2009, and relate these to the coalition preferences of voters. They find that there is a reciprocal relationship between parties and the electorate, with voters more likely to support coalitions based on pre-electoral alliances, and parties more likely to support coalitions favoured by their supporters.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 14:19
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2019 00:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72183

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