Absent Voting and Its Possible Correlation to the Economic Indicators (Albania Election 2000-2013)

Dorina Bërdufi, Marsida Ismaili

Abstract


The focus of this paper is to describe the possible relation of the absent voting tendency during 2000-2013 in the Albanian elections with the main economic indicators (as per official data) during the same period. The analysis will try to map whether absent voting connects with one of the two main views of economy increase/decrease or if there are differences among them. From the data results, absent voting tendency relates mostly in positive direction to the economic parameters. The most probable connection best suiting to the Albanian absent voter (taking into consideration only this components) relies in the low voting chances if the voter believes that the personal micro problems will not be solved (unemployment, inflation mostly), and vice versa. It is important to emphasize that this analysis is not conclusive since the data needs further and deeper statistical assessment for each singular component correlating to each other.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2016.v5n1p335


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