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Stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place: Electoral Dilemmas and Turnout in the 2002 French Legislative Elections

  • Thomas Gschwend
  • Dirk Leuffen
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Abstract

How does cohabitation affect turnout? Cohabitation has been differently evoked to explain the outcomes of the 2002 French elections: Whereas some authors blamed the long cohabitation between President Chirac and Prime Minister Jospin for Jean-Marie Le Pen’s success at the presidential elections (Parodi, 2002), others held the issue of cohabitation responsible for the outcome of the legislative elections.’ However, the impact of the issue of cohabitation on election turnout has not been quantitatively assessed.

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Vote Behaviour American Political Science Review Vote Choice Political Efficacy Parliamentary Election 
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