Candidate voters are a significant percentage of the electorate in Pakistani Punjab. Consideration of the last three National Assembly elections shows a consistent attitude: Punjabi voters care more about candidates than they do about political parties. Political parties attract voters in urban districts, but they rely on “electables” (candidates with strong personality and loose party affiliation) in semi-urban and rural districts.
Candidate Voters in Pakistani Punjab: How Belief, Utility, and Strategy Work
Ahmad Sabat is Lecturer at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan. He was previously a research fellow in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, New York. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Ahmad Sabat, Muhammad Shoaib; Candidate Voters in Pakistani Punjab: How Belief, Utility, and Strategy Work. Asian Survey 1 December 2019; 59 (6): 978–1000. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.6.978
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