Presidential Election Laws and Multipartism in Latin America

  title={Presidential Election Laws and Multipartism in Latin America},
  author={M. Jones},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={41 - 57}
  • M. Jones
  • Published 1994
  • Political Science
  • Political Research Quarterly
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