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The left, elections, and the political party system in the Philippines

Quimpo, Nathan


Elections in the Philippines have long been the turf of trapos - traditional politicians identified with the country's oligarchic elite. At the same time, elections have been one of the weakest spots on the left. This is so not only because the trapos have always seen to it that there is no level playing field, but also because for some time, a large section of the left rejected elections as "bourgeois" exercises and chose to boycott them and fight in other arenas. This article examines the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/1467271052000305241


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