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dc.contributor.authorMartins, Rodrigo-
dc.contributor.authorVeiga, Francisco José-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the effects of voter turnout on the vote shares received by the incumbent government. A system of simultaneous equations is estimated using a panel dataset of 278 Portuguese municipalities, for the period 1979-2005, covering 10 legislative elections. The results indicate that right-wing governments have lower vote shares when turnout is higher, while left-wing ones seem to be unaffected. There is also evidence of the responsibility hypothesis, that turnout is higher in closer elections, and that regional/local economic variables have non-linear effects on turnout.por
dc.description.sponsorshipCOMPETE, QREN, FEDER, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologiapor
dc.publisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)por
dc.subjectVote sharespor
dc.subjectLegislative electionspor
dc.titleDoes voter turnout affect the votes for the incumbent government?por
oaire.citationIssueNIPE WP 15/2013por
oaire.citationTitleNipe Working Papers Seriespor
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