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Uspeh nestrankarskih kandidatov na lokalnih volitvah 2006 = Success of nonparty candidates on local elections 2006 in Slovenia

Author(s): Boštjan Rogelj

Journal: Dela
ISSN 0354-0596

Issue: 27;
Start page: 163;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: local elections | electoral geography | parties | nonparty candidates

According to many commentators, the most important characteristic of 2006 local electionsin Slovenia is unexpected success of independent (nonparty) municipality council lists andmayor candidates. In our research, we wanted to find out if these statements are correct or arethey just the effect of unexpected success of nonparty candidates and municipality councillists in specific municipalities. Three questions are especially important to us: Are we reallywitnessing important shift on Slovenian political space? Are the results of 2006 local electionreally distinguishing form previous election, concerning the success of nonparty municipalitycouncil lists and mayor candidates? Are there any essential differences between differentregions regarding representation of nonparty mayors and municipality councilors?
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