Economic Conditions and the Vote for Incumbent Parties in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic from 1990 to 1996

Joshua A. Tucker

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    An American political scientist employs regional electoral, economic, and demographic data across several transition countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Russia—to examine the effects of economic conditions on the electoral fortunes of thirty-two incumbent political parties in ten parliamentary elections. “Primary Incumbents” and “Other Incumbents” are distinguished in order to analyze how the “Degree of Incumbency” affects the relationship between economic conditions and election results for these two different types of incumbents in post-communist countries. The article points to new questions and methods for examining multiparty elections as well as for the relationship between economic conditions and voting outcomes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)309-331
    Number of pages23
    JournalPost-Soviet Affairs
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2001


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Political Science and International Relations

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