Does lower voter turnout always favour incumbents?

That’s the question that The Globe and Mail asks us. Citing low turnout in all of the recent provincial elections – all of which saw the incumbent governing parties re-elected – are we seeing a trend being established? “Since Confederation, the re-election of governing parties at the federal level has coincided with a decrease in turnout from the previous election in almost two-thirds of cases.” Click here to read the interesting article. Also, be sure to check out The Independent‘s feature on low voter turnout in Newfoundland and Labrador here.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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