Voter turnout in the 2014 European Parliament Election in Poland
Mikołaj Cześnik , Karol Chwedczuk-Szulc , Mateusz Zaremba
AbstractEuropean Parliamentary election 2014 were the third elections for countriesthat joined European Union in 2004, including Poland. As we may observefrom the very beginning of the EP’s history, elections suffer constant dropin voter turnout, and since 1999 the turnout total for less than 50%. There aremany theories explaining this state of affairs, with most notable “second-orderelections” and democracy deficit theories. Polish profile of voter turnout in EPelections seems to fit into frameworks of these theories, and is positioned amongEU’s members with the lowest turnout. What is specific for electoral behaviour inPoland is stability: the turnout and support for political parties seems to stable andeven petrified. This assessment seems to be supported by the results of electionwithin past four years, both on aggregate and individual levels of data.
|Journal series||Preferencje Polityczne, ISSN 2083-327X, e-ISSN 2449-9064, (B 9 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.85|
|Keywords in English||EP elections, voter turnout, electoral behaviour in Poland, petrification of political scene|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Podglad.aspx?WpisID=16182|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=16182|
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