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The Political Supply in the 2007 French Presidential Elections: An Analysis Based on Experimental Data

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  • Antoinette Baujard
  • Herrade Igersheim
  • Thomas Senne

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The aim of this paper is to propose a picture of French political supply in 2007 as perceived by voters, with no a priori ideas regarding the relevant political dimensions. Our study is based on experimental data collected during the French presidential elections on April 22nd, 2007. Two alternative voting methods were tested: the approval voting rule and the evaluation voting (2,1,0) rule. We provide an extensive analysis of the political supply in terms of simple political characteristics, derived from an MCA on the ballot data: groups of candidates are associated with different political positions with no a priori conjectures about political programs, societal trends, or candidates' valence.

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  • Antoinette Baujard & Herrade Igersheim & Thomas Senne, 2011. "The Political Supply in the 2007 French Presidential Elections: An Analysis Based on Experimental Data," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 101-102, pages 149-186.
  • Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2011:i:101-102:p:149-186
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    1. Vincent Merlin & Marc Fleurbaey & Dominique Lepelley, 2012. "Introduction to the special issue on new developments in social choice and welfare theories," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 39(2), pages 253-257, July.
    2. Antoinette Baujard & Frédéric Gavrel & Herrade Igersheim & Jean-François Laslier & Isabelle Lebon, 2013. "Who’s Favored by Evaluative Voting ? An Experiment Conducted During the 2012 French Presidential Election," Working Papers of BETA 2013-08, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.

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