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How do mayors get elected? The causal effects of pre-electoral coalitions on mayoral election outcomes in Indonesia

Lewis, Blane


What determines the election of mayors? The extent to which pre-electoral coalitions (PECs) influence mayoral election outcomes has not yet been subject to empirical analysis, despite the question’s fundamental theoretical and practical relevance. This note uses regression discontinuity methods to identify the causal effects of PECs on mayoral election results in Indonesia. The study finds that candidates backed by PECs comprising political parties that control council seat shares exceeding...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Local Government Studies
DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2019.1627334


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