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El'tsin and his voters: popular support in the 1991 Russian presidential elections and after

White, S.L., McAllister, I., and Kryshtanovskaya, O. (1994) El'tsin and his voters: popular support in the 1991 Russian presidential elections and after. Europe-Asia Studies, 46 (2). pp. 285-303. ISSN 0966-8136 (doi:10.1080/09668139408412162)

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Abstract

Popular support for Russian President Boris El'tsin and his policies is narrow and volatile. His success in elections is due largely to the absence of credible opponents. Support for the 1991 coup and its goals has increased, especially among voters who have defected from El'tsin, indicating the possibility of another coup attempt. Furthermore, the reform agenda he supports is jeopardized by fickle support. El'tsin was initially elected as the sole candidate advocating further reform and democratization. Rising doubts are politically, rather than economically, inspired.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:White, Prof Stephen
Authors: White, S.L., McAllister, I., and Kryshtanovskaya, O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Europe-Asia Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0966-8136
ISSN (Online):1465-3427
Published Online:6 November 2007

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