Ticino's Elections 2011 - Study of Candidates and Elected

Verso il parlamento. Candidati, partiti e campagna elettorale nelle elezioni cantonali ticinesi del 2011


Devoted to parliamentary recruitment in a Swiss first-order subnational election, this study examines the Ticino 2011 cantonal elections in which a significant change in the party system occurred. Taking a sociological approach towards recruitment and using both quantitative and qualitative methodological tools, this study focuses on the relationship between potential candidates and political parties, the candidate campaigns, and the socio-professional traits of the candidates. We find that not only voting behavior (Mazzoleni, Pacella, Plata 2011) but also the parliamentary recruitment process confirm the role of these elections as representing a political transition in Ticino.


Key words: Elections, Parliament, Candidates, Political parties, Campaign.

Full publication and summary sheet with the main empirical results (in Italian)


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The official results of the Ticino cantonal elections in 2011


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