This article examines ticket splitting under Mongolia's new mixed-member majoritarian system used for the elections in 2012, reaching several conclusions. First, we confirm that strategic ticket splitting depends on party size, as especially candidates of larger parties receive, on average, more district votes. Second, we show that strategic voting is not a universal phenomenon under the Mongolian mixed-member majoritarian system. Finally, as personal vote rather than strategic voting generally influences electoral behaviour of Mongolian voters at the district level, we hypothesize that institutional factors alone are not sufficient to explain both ticket splitting and strategic voting.
Ticket splitting, strategic voting and personal vote in the 2012 Mongolian elections
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Pavel Maškarinec; Ticket splitting, strategic voting and personal vote in the 2012 Mongolian elections. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 September 2019; 52 (3): 235–245. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2019.08.002
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