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Moving up or down: parliamentary activity and candidate selection

How do parliamentarians secure their political future? Are their activities in the legislature connected to their place on the candidate list from one election to the next? Political scientists Tom Louwerse and Cynthia van Vonno examine the Dutch case. Their main finding is that speaking in the plenary is the parliamentary activity most strongly related to reselection and promotion.

Tom Louwerse & Cynthia van Vonno
01 March 2021
› Journal of Legislative Studies
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