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Municipality secession, voter’s preference and persistence of power

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  • Paulo Arvate
  • Vladimir Ponczek

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This paper attempts to evaluate municipality secession in terms of the median voter response on the executive local elections. Our results imply that incumbents in the new municipalities have a higher chance of reelection which suggests that the median voter approved the secession process. Moreover, that effect is enhanced because those parties that managed the municipality secession also had the probability of persistence in power (in more than one term) increased.

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Paper provided by Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade de Ribeirão Preto in its series Working Papers with number 08_07.

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