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The Third Front in the 2019 Election

The third front in the 2019 election

It is believed that voters tend to vote strategically, voting for candidates who they think have a chance of winning, even though they may not be their top-ranked choice. This tendency benefits larger parties. It is shown here that when the prospects of a party in terms of legislative power acquire greater heft in the minds of voters than considerations of victory in a specific seat, strategic voting may benefit weaker parties. Implications for the forthcoming general election in India are drawn.

In the 2018 Karnataka state election, the JD(S) with 37 MLAs bagged the position of the CM in a coalition with the Congress which had 80 MLAs. The BJP with ...

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