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Early Responses to Mixed Election Rules in New Democracies

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While the psychological effect of electoral rules on voters? and parties? behavior has been
studied mainly for plurality single-member district and less for proportional representation (PR)

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Keywords: mixed election systems, strategic behavior, coalition building, Eastern Europe
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Kostadinova, Tatiana. "Early Responses to Mixed Election Rules in New Democracies" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Sheraton Boston & Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Aug 28, 2002 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p66512_index.html>

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Kostadinova, T. , 2002-08-28 "Early Responses to Mixed Election Rules in New Democracies" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Sheraton Boston & Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p66512_index.html

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Abstract: &#65279;While the psychological effect of electoral rules on voters? and parties? behavior has been
studied mainly for plurality single-member district and less for proportional representation (PR)

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1 Early Responses to Mixed Election Rules in New Democracies Tatiana Kostadinova Political Science Department University of Minnesota Duluth tkostadi@d.umn.edu Abstract While the psychological effect of electoral rules on voters' and parties' behavior has been studied mainly for plurality single­member district and less for proportional representation (PR) elections very little is known about strategic behavior in hybrid election systems. This paper attempts to assess responses of voters and party strategists to mixed election rules in East European transitional democracies.
As discussed above tactical behavior is possible in PR races with high thresholds for representation. It is indicated by a decline in the vote given to parties who failed to win multi­member district seats. It is possible for some voters to vote sincerely for their most preferred party in the district race and to withdraw their support for it in the PR part. In order for this to happen at least two conditions must be met: the favorite party


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