Candidates in the General Elections. Analysis of the Preferential Voting in the Elections to the Chamber of Deputies in 2006 Cover Image

Kandidáti v poslaneckých volbách. Analýza preferenčního hlasování ve volbách do PS PČR v roce 2006
Candidates in the General Elections. Analysis of the Preferential Voting in the Elections to the Chamber of Deputies in 2006

Author(s): Michal Pink, Petr Voda
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the issue of the “candidate effect” within the proportional electoral system. The basic database consists of the total count and the share of preferential votes won by the candidates listed as first on party lists in the Czech national parliamentary elections in June 2006. These election results, which are analyzed in the following text, are limited only to the lists of those political parties that won seats in the Chamber of Deputies (that is, ČSSD, KDU-ČSL, KSČM, ODS, SZ). Individual outputs are based on a comparison of the election results for particular candidates in their electoral districts, in relation to their positions on the party rosters.

  • Issue Year: XI/2009
  • Issue No: 2-3
  • Page Range: 163-180
  • Page Count: 181
  • Language: Czech