Dealignment, De-legitimation and the Implosion of the Two-Party System in Greece: The Earthquake Election of 6th May 2012

Teperoglou, Eftichia ; Tsatsanis, Emmanouil

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2014
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
Volume: 24
Issue number: 2
Page range: 222-242
Place of publication: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Publishing house: Routledge
ISSN: 1745-7289 , 1745-7297
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: This article examines the political effects of the global economic recession on Greece in the period from 2010 up to the last weeks of the campaign period for the national elections of 6 May 2012. Our objectives are threefold. First we seek to contextualize its impact and show how the Greek party system departed from the nearly three decades of stability after 2009 and entered a period electoral fluidity and dealignment. Second we identify the demographic and structural characteristics of that dealignment process. Finally we interpret and compare the effect of the economic crisis and other issues on vote choice in the 2012 general election.

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