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UvA-DARE ( Digital Academic Repository ) Do Leadership Changes Improve Electoral Performance ?

@inproceedings{Pedersen2015UvADARED,
  title={UvA-DARE ( Digital Academic Repository ) Do Leadership Changes Improve Electoral Performance ?},
  author={H. Pedersen and G. Schumacher and J. Pilet},
  year={2015}
}
Does changing the leader improve a party’s electoral performance? And does it matter who for electoral performance who selects the leader? We hypothesize that in parties with inclusive selectorates leadership change is beneficial because the competition for the leadership is more open, receives more media attention and provides the means for the new leader to demonstrate her qualities. At the same time, a contest for the leadership position highlights party disunity which may reduce electoral… Expand

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