Spatial Patterns of Political Choice in the Post-Yeltsin Era: The Electoral Geography of Russia's 2000 Presidential Election

Posted: 2 Aug 2003  

Ralph S. Clem

Florida International University - Department of International Relations

Peter R. Craumer

Florida International University (FIU) - Department of International Relations

Abstract

Two specialists on the electoral geography of post-Soviet Russia analyze spatial voting patterns from the March 2000 Russian presidential election by reference to the underlying socioeconomic traits of Russia?s regions. In an effort to gauge the extent to which regional variations in voter turnout and preferences evident from previous elections persisted into the presidential election, the authors compare the outcome with results of a previous presidential contest (1996) and, where relevant, to the 1999 elections to the State Duma.

JEL Classification: H10, O50, Z10

Suggested Citation

Clem, Ralph S. and Craumer, Peter R., Spatial Patterns of Political Choice in the Post-Yeltsin Era: The Electoral Geography of Russia's 2000 Presidential Election. Post-Soviet Geography and Economics, No. 7, October-November 2000, and No. 8, December 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=256989

Ralph S. Clem

Florida International University - Department of International Relations

University Park
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
United States

Peter R. Craumer (Contact Author)

Florida International University (FIU) - Department of International Relations ( email )

Miami, FL
United States

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