The Logic of the Punisher: Retrospective Voting and Hyper-Accountability in Lithuania

By Mažvydas Jastramskis Voters in the Central and Eastern Europe are known for their inclination to constantly punish the government parties at the elections. In his new article (published in  East European Politics and Societies and Cultures) Mažvydas Jastramskis explores the case of Lithuania and finds a phenomenon of double dissatisfaction: first, due to economic discontent, voters turns away from the incumbent and second, due […]

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Vote Choice in the 2019 Lithuanian Presidential Elections

Post developed by Mažvydas Jastramskis Lithuanian presidential elections resemble first-order. First, citizens elect an executive that enjoys considerable powers. Lithuanian president is far from symbolic, her powers ranking average (Sedelius 2006; Raunio and Sedelius 2019) or even higher than average (Andrews and Bairett 2019) of the similar democracies in the region. Second, turnout in the […]

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