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Brazilian Political Science Review (Online)

On-line version ISSN 1981-3821

Abstract

BOTERO, Felipe  and  RENNO, Lucio R.. Career choice and legislative reelection: evidence from Brazil and Colombia. Braz. political sci. rev. (Online) [online]. 2007, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1981-3821.

This paper explores the differences and similarities between the electoral systems in Brazil and Colombia and how it affects Brazilian incumbent Federal Deputies' and Colombian Diputados' political career choices and electoral success. The main argument is that even though both electoral systems are, in general terms, quite distinct, they appear to produce very similar effects in career choices and reelection. The main cause of the effects found is that the institutional minutiae of the two electoral systems increase their similarities.

Keywords : Legislative Careers; reelection; electoral systems.

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