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Monday, 18 June 2007

Tribal Zambians?

A new paper by Gero Erdmann "Ethnicity, Voter Alignment and Political Party Affiliation - an African Case : Zambia" concludes that by and large your Zambian tribe is the dominant factor in your voting choice. Apparently this is especially the case for those who tend to support UPND. To be fair to UPND the paper did also find that "the stronger the democratic attitude and the higher the formal education attainment of a person the more likely is a UPND vote".

I'll let you be the judge on whether the analysis is robust or not. But its most certainly worth a read!

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