Spatial distribution of political parties in Hungary 1990-2006

József Mészáros, Norbert Solymosi, Ferenc Speiser

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Abstract

In this spatial statistical analysis, Hungary, though a small country in size (smaller than most states in the USA), is shown as having significant spatial clustering. On the basis of this spatial clustering, it is demonstrated that a political party, FIDESZ that had previously been associated with a different political bloc has been able, in a relatively short period of time of the 1990s in the post-Communist period, to occupy the vacant space on the 'right' and to integrate with the voters of the right-wing bloc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-823
Number of pages20
JournalPolitical Geography
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2007

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Keywords

  • FIDESZ
  • Hungary
  • Post-Communist elections
  • Spatial autocorrelation
  • Territorial distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science

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