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Title: Parties and Change in the Post-Bailout Cyprus: The May 2016 Parliamentary Elections
Authors: Triga, Vasiliki 
Keywords: Abstention;Economic crisis;ELAM;EU/IMF bailout;Fragmented party system;Political space
Category: Media and Communications
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 11-Apr-2017
Publisher: Routledge
Source: South European Society and Politics, 2017, Pages 1-19
metadata.dc.doi: 10.1080/13608746.2017.1312768
Abstract: The parliamentary elections of 2016, the first following Cyprus’ exit from the bailout programme, took place in a context of indifference on the part of the citizens. Characterised by a decline in bipartisanship, a rise in abstention and a more fragmented party system, the elections paved the way for the historical entry into parliament of the far right party, ELAM. This article sets these outcomes against the broader backdrop of the Great Recession while also paying attention to the reinvigoration of the cultural dimension of political conflict, with potentially significant constraints for future negotiations on the Cyprus problem.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/10115
ISSN: 13608746
Rights: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Type: Article
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