Recall referendums in Peruvian municipalities: a political weapon for bad losers or an instrument of accountability?

  title={Recall referendums in Peruvian municipalities: a political weapon for bad losers or an instrument of accountability?},
  author={Yanina Welp},
  pages={1162 - 1179}
  • Yanina Welp
  • Published 9 November 2016
  • Political Science
  • Democratization
ABSTRACT Between 1997 and 2013, more than 5000 recall referendums were activated against democratically elected authorities from 747 Peruvian municipalities (45.5% of all municipalities). This makes Peru the world's most intensive user of this mechanism of direct democracy which is designed to remove elected authorities from office before the end of their term. What are the reasons for this extensive use of recall referendums in Peru and, more importantly, what consequences do they have in… 
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