The Factors Determining the Re-Election Probabilities of MEPs
The analysis of the factors determining re-election probabilities of MEPs provided in this chapter presents the results of quantitative analyses – ordinary least squares regression models – combined with statements and evidence from the interviews with party members. I organize the first part of this chapter according to party goals. Legislative leverage, loyalty toward the NP, and attractiveness to voters each motivate the national party to favour MEPs with one or several specific characteristics or factors.
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