Authoritarian Regimes and Their Permitted Oppositions: Election Day Outcomes in Cuba

  title={Authoritarian Regimes and Their Permitted Oppositions: Election Day Outcomes in Cuba},
  author={Jorge Ignacio Dominguez and {\'A}ngela Fonseca Galvis and Chiara Superti},
  journal={Latin American Politics and Society},
  pages={27 - 52}
Abstract Electoral opposition to long-established authoritarian regimes may be loyal or rejectionist. Loyal oppositionists vote to send a selective signal to rulers; rejectionist oppositionists vote blank or void the ballot in full disapproval. In Cuba, the number of candidates equals the number of seats, yet voters may vote blank, void, or selectively (choosing some but not all candidates on the ballot), although the Communist Party has campaigned for all candidates. This article uses a unique… 

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