So Closed: Political Selection in Proportional Systems

  title={So Closed: Political Selection in Proportional Systems},
  author={Vincenzo Galasso and Tommaso Nannicini},
  journal={Political Behavior: Voting \& Public Opinion eJournal},
We analyze political selection in a closed list proportional system where parties have strong gate-keeping power, which they use as an instrument to pursue votes. Parties face a trade-off between selecting loyal candidates or experts, who are highly valued by the voters and thus increase the probability of winning the election. Voters can be rational or behavioral. The former cares about the quality mix of the elected candidates in the winning party, and hence about the ordering on the party… Expand
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