Election Geography in the Department of Landes 1958–2002 (France)
Author:Michal Pink (pink@fssmunicz)
This paper attempts to explore the basic characteristics of voting behaviour in one of the largest French departments, the Department of Landes. Its aim is to answer the question of how citizens of a given territory vote, and which candidates tend to win elections in the long term perspective. Research units consist of the National Assembly electoral districts, and the electoral results in those districts. The basic method used is a historical approach based on a long-term comparison of election maps over a given period of time. Results of presidential elections, and a comparison of the results of individual candidates in both legislative and presidential elections, are also used.
Keywords: Landes, France, elections, election geography
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