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Economic Voting in Portuguese Municipal Elections

Rodrigo Martins and Francisco Veiga

No 33/2010, NIPE Working Papers from NIPE - Universidade do Minho

Abstract: This paper analyses the impact of economic conditions on Portuguese local electoral outcomes. We use two extensive datasets to estimate an economic voting model which accounts for the possibility that different levels of government have different levels of responsibility for economic outcomes and for clarity of government responsibility. Empirical results indicate that the performance of the national economy is important especially if local governments are of the same party as the central government. The municipal situation is also relevant particularly in scenarios of higher clarity of government responsibility.

Keywords: Local governments; Elections; Portugal; Voting; Economic conditions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 H7 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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