Südtiroler Gemeinderatswahlen 2020 – Eine Wahl in Zeiten von Covid-19

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Abstract During the 2020 South Tyrolean municipal election that was postponed due to Covid-19-crisis, 113 municipal councils were up for election – parallel to the Italian confirming constitutional referendum. One of the peculiarities of this local council election was its election campaign: It was atypically short without any major capital investments in most municipalities. Possible reasons for this might be the election date (it was set close to the holiday season), the lack of political competition and the Covid-19-situation. The result itself was not groundbreaking, even if some surprise winners occurred. The SVP was still able to live up to its claim of being the mayoral party with 101 mandates in the 116 municipalities in 2020. It was particularly surprising that 10 incumbent mayors were voted out of office and 4 new mayors were younger than 35. For the first time in the last 25 years, there was a slowdown in the voter turnout reduction trend. This was underpinned by higher turnouts from large municipalities. However, it turned out that more than 80 municipalities experienced a renewed reduction. Especially in municipalities with low or even no political competition, the number of white/invalid votes and nonvoters increased. A rise in political competition could counteract this ongoing trend and avoid the accompanying threat of provisional administrations.
Authors Gasser, Florian
Editors Pallaver, Günther; Alber, Elisabeth & Engl, Alice
Language German
Subjects business studies
social sciences
political science
HSG Classification contribution to practical use / society
Date 15 April 2021
Publisher Raetia Edition
Place of Publication Bozen
Series Name Politika - Südtiroler Jahrbuch für Politik
Page Range 213-236
Number of Pages 24
Title of Book Politika 2021
ISBN 978-88-7283-771-9
Official URL https://www.raetia.com/de/geschichte-und-politik/6...
Depositing User Florian Gasser
Date Deposited 03 May 2021 08:07
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:45
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/263104


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Gasser, Florian: Südtiroler Gemeinderatswahlen 2020 – Eine Wahl in Zeiten von Covid-19. In Pallaver, Günther; Alber, Elisabeth & Engl, Alice (ed.): Politika 2021. Bozen : Raetia Edition, 2021, S. 213-236.


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