Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

George Avelino – Electoral Concentration in Brazil, 1994-2014

Thursday, November 9, 2017

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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The seminar will present the index of measuring candidates' electoral concentration, suggested by Avelino, Biderman e Silva (2011), which could be used in any type of electoral system. The analysis will cover all candidates to a seat in Brazilian Federal Chamber of Representatives for elections between 1994 and 2014. Results showed in a systematic way that successful candidates are less concentrated than unsuccessful ones; a finding that contradicts approaches that assume the predominance of the personal votes in Brazilian proportional elections.

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