Dados vol. 55 n. 4 Rio de Janeiro out./dez. 2012

Articulações intrapartidárias e desempenho eleitoral no Brasil

Avelino, George - Biderman, Ciro - Barone, Leonardo S.


Do Brazil's political parties matter in elections? The article focuses on this problem by analyzing whether a mayor's election influences his party's electoral performance in the same city. A regression discontinuity model (RDM) was used to identify the causal effect of mayors on their party's electoral performance in elections to National and State Deputies. The findings suggest that a mayor's election (even by a difference of only 1%) should increase the votes for the same party in the elections to both National and State Deputy. This result is interpreted as evidence of intra-partisan linkage, whereby mayors act systematically to help elect National and State Deputies from their own parties.

Palavras-chave: political parties; elections; party organization; decentralization; Federalism.

DOI: 10.1590/S0011-52582012000400005

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Articulações intrapartidárias e desempenho eleitoral no Brasil