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Diaspora Voting and Ethnic Politics in Kenya

@article{Whitaker2015DiasporaVA,
  title={Diaspora Voting and Ethnic Politics in Kenya},
  author={Beth Elise Whitaker and Salma Inyanji},
  journal={Afrique contemporaine},
  year={2015},
  pages={73-89}
}
Many African governments have extended voting rights to nationals living abroad, but little is known about the political behavior of diaspora populations. In the context of Kenya, where the 2010 constitution authorized diaspora voting, we ask whether nationals living abroad are as likely to vote along ethnic lines as their counterparts at home. Using data from public opinion polls prior to the March 2013 presidential election, we compare levels of support for presumed ethnic candidates among… 

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