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Serial Elections: Tragi-Comedy in Goa

The state of Goa has seen Twelve governments in the last 10 years. Political parties in the state have been ravaged by increasing intra-party fratricidal warfare. State politicians seem more interested in attaining office than in providing good governance.

General Elections, 1996-Local Issues Dominate in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Local Issues Dominate in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu Arthur G Rubinoff The 1996 elections, which decimated the Congress, left the southern states which are so crucial to the forging of a parliamentary majority in India with very little representation by national parties in New Delhi Because the Bharatiya Janata Party is not yet a factor in that part of the country, the already preponderant regional parties have assumed even greater importance in India's new electoral equation. Their support is essential if the legislative coalitions that have become necessary in the post-Congress era are to be viable.

The Defeat of Eduardo Faleiro-South Goa Parliamentary Election

The 1996 parliamentary elections in Goa revealed that all parties contained factions that were more interested in defeating intra-party rivals than the formal opposition. The defeat of Congress candidate, Eduardo Faleiro, at the hands of Churchill Alemao, was a consequence of such dynamics. Moreover, Faleiro was also the victim of a protest vote against unpopular national and state Congress governments by the marginal elements of society that could not relate to his accomplishments or respond to him personally.
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