Strategic voting in the second round of a two-round system: The 2014 French municipal elections

@article{Dolez2017StrategicVI,
  title={Strategic voting in the second round of a two-round system: The 2014 French municipal elections},
  author={Bernard Dolez and Annie Laurent and Andr{\'e} Blais},
  journal={French Politics},
  year={2017},
  volume={15},
  pages={27-42}
}
We examine strategic voting in the second round of the 2014 French municipal elections. We focus on the 96 cities where the number of lists remained constant (three, four, or five) in the two rounds, and we examine the evolution of the vote for these 329 lists from the first to the second round. We show that support for the top two lists (in the first round) systematically increases in the second round at the expense of the other lists. The second list makes as much progress as the first list… 

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