Explaining the success of non-partisan presidents in Lithuania

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Explaining the success of non-partisan presidents in Lithuania
In the Journal:
East European politics. 2020, May, 1 pdf (21 p.)
Notes:
Reikšminiai žodžiai: Nepartiniai; Politinė institucija; Politinė sistema; Politinės partijos; Prezidentai; Prezidentas; Pusiau prezidentalizmas; Rinkimai; Tradicija; Elections; Lithuania; Non-partisans; Political institution; Political parties; Political system; President; Presidents; Semipresidentialism; Tradition.
Keywords:
LT
Nepartiniai; Partijos / Parties; Pasipriešinimo judėjimai. Pogrindis. Partizanai / Resistance movements. Underground. Partisans; Politinė institucija; Politinė sistema; Prezidentai; Prezidentas; Pusiau prezidentalizmas; Rinkimai / Elections; Tradicija.
EN
Political institution; Political system; President; Presidents; Semipresidentialism; Tradition.
Summary / Abstract:

ENArticle analyses the electoral success of non-partisan presidential candidates in Lithuania by exploring the institutional, supply and demand factors. The main contribution relates to the demand side: presented research tests two hypotheses that aim to explain the voters’ support for the non-partisan presidents and candidates. First, analysis shows that some non-partisan presidential candidates capitalize on the voters’ dissatisfaction with democracy. However, relationship is nonexistent or even reversed in the other cases. Second, article finds that different non-partisan presidents (candidates) appear to be “partisans in disguise”, as they find particular electoral niches and are supported by different party electorates. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/21599165.2020.1756782
ISSN:
2159-9165; 2159-9173
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2021-03-21 13:22:41
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