The 1996 elections and Nicaragua's fragile transition
The 1996 Nicaraguan national election resulted in a presidential victory for Arnoldo Aleman and a near majority in the National Assembly for his coalition, the Liberal Alliance (LA). Aleman's opponent, Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) presidential candidate Daniel Ortega Saavedra accused the LA of extensive voter fraud. As a result, the FSLN has refused to officially accept the election result, although it has not withdrawn from the political process and continues to work with the new government on specific issues. The election results reflect Nicaragua's continuing, deep political polarization.
Publication Name: Government and Opposition
Political campaigns often involve negative messages which are directed at opponents. Negative messages are supposed to be based on facts so that they could serve as eye-openers for the voters. However, there are politicians who uses negative messages to slander their opponents. Referred to as poison politics, it expresses misleading, unsubstantiated, unfair and irrelevant messages. It also involves name-calling, lies, scandal and others which are said out of greed and anger.
Publication Name: California Journal
Entry barriers in politics and uncontested elections
An analysis describing entry barriers in politics and uncontested elections is presented. The analysis examines earlier findings which conlude that brand names function as entry barriers in political markets because they cannot be sold. A model which depicts inalienability of political capital on entry is also examined. The model tests the hypothesis that greater investment levels from past campaigns are shown in rural areas and generate entry barriers.
Publication Name: The Journal of Public Economics
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