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Govt. topics 5-9terms

Govt. topics 5-9terms - was the minority party prior to the...

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Critical election – first election that clearly reflects a new partisan alignment and produces a new partisan majority Electoral realignment – a new and stable (or long term) pattern of partisan loyalties in the electorate of government Maintaining election – long term partisan orientation of the electorate keeps the status quo, at least in terms of which party is in power Deviating elections – when long term forces give into short term forces, what
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Unformatted text preview: was the minority party prior to the election can become the majority party after the election. Reinstating election – if the deviating election returns the traditional majority party to power Realigning election – the minority party is able to build a relatively stable coalition to win an election, and this coalition continues over a series of elections....
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