Classifying Party Leaders’ Selection Methods in Parliamentary Democracies

  title={Classifying Party Leaders’ Selection Methods in Parliamentary Democracies},
  author={Ofer Kenig},
  journal={Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties},
  pages={433 - 447}
  • O. Kenig
  • Published 30 October 2009
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
Abstract The post of the party leader is one of the most prominent positions in modern parliamentary democracies. Some party leaders become prime ministers, others serve as the heads of the opposition, while still others are appointed as cabinet ministers. This article offers a classification of party leader selection methods. The opening section discusses the significance of leadership selection. Each of the next four sections presents a different dimension of the classification of party… 

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