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Natalia Buier
Florentina Silaghi
Corina Moruţan
Sociology, 2nd Year






Romanian Parties and their Electorates


Electoral Profiles of the Parliamentary Parties in the General Elections of 2004





























Romanian Parties and their Electorates

Electoral Profiles of the Parliamentary Parties in the General Elections of 2004

The present paper aims at identifying the possible underlying patterns of the voting intention in the last Romanian general elections. While we are aware that since the last scrutiny the Romanian political landscape has suffered very important changes, we believe that the following discussion is still relevant both on a theoretical and empirical level. On the one hand, in depth analysis of the electoral field at a given point can further be valued in a cross-sectional analysis, on the other hand understanding the cleavages within the electoral field in 2004 can provide us important information on the functioning of the Romanian party system and the clarification of concepts such as that of electoral polarization. Nonetheless, in order to be able to further hypothesize aspects related to the widely discussed problem of electoral volatility one cannot lack understanding of the structuring forces of the electoral field at the particular moment under discussion.


Theme and theoretical framework

The current paper starts within the broader interrogation of what is the nature of the relationship between Romanian parties and their electorates? We believe that providing an answer must start off with discussing the basis of support for the parliamentary parties, the identification of the key distinguishing features of their electorates and data upon whether significant variations exist in terms of pattern of support, both between the structure of the electorate of the different parties and the variations in the support for a party. Such questions have been already...

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