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Domineren Brussel en Den Haag ook de Dorpsstraat? Nationale en lokale determinanten van het succes van nationale partijen bij de Nederlandse en Vlaamse gemeenteraadsverkiezingen

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  • Sofie Hennau orcid logo
  • Ramon van der Does orcid logo
  • Johan Ackaert orcid logo

Abstract

This article investigates to what extent national and/or local factors influence the performance of national parties in the most recent Flemish and Dutch municipal elections of, respectively, 2012 and 2014. Our analyses underscore the impact of local factors on the municipal election results, both in Flanders and in the Netherlands. The number of parties and previous election results have a negative effect on the vote share of national political parties. Contrary to the expectations, participation in local government does not have any influence on the national lists' elections results. Although local factors have to be taken into account to get a better estimation of the performance of national lists in municipal elections, national factors have significant effects as well. Parties doing well at the national elections, are less successful at the local level.

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Hennau, S., van der Does, R. & Ackaert, J., (2017) “Domineren Brussel en Den Haag ook de Dorpsstraat? Nationale en lokale determinanten van het succes van nationale partijen bij de Nederlandse en Vlaamse gemeenteraadsverkiezingen”, Res Publica 59(3), 329-356.

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Published on
29 Sep 2017
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