Presidential Partisanship in Government Formation: Do Presidents Favor Their Parties When They Appoint the Prime Minister?

  title={Presidential Partisanship in Government Formation: Do Presidents Favor Their Parties When They Appoint the Prime Minister?},
  author={Cristina Bucur and Jos{\'e} Antonio Cheibub},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={803 - 817}
Although often conceived as nonpartisan actors, presidents wield considerable political and institutional powers in parliamentary and semipresidential democracies. Do they interfere in the government-formation process in such a way as to change the outcome that parliamentary parties would have otherwise reached? We address this issue by examining the conditions under which the parties of presidents and prime ministers are the same in parliamentary and semipresidential democracies. We use data… Expand

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