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Selecting political candidates in Sierra Leone


Published 13.03.24

Who should select political candidates, the people or the party?

Read "An Experiment in Candidate Selection" by Katherine Casey, Abou Bakarr Kamara and Niccoló F. Meriggi here.

Editor's note: For a deep dive into the results from this research, check out this companion article.

Abou Bakarr Kamara and Niccoló Meriggi discuss how they conducted an experiment in Sierra Leone that convinced two major political parties to adopt a primary system for candidate selection. Did changing how political candidates were selected mean that different candidates stood in the election, and that different MPs were chosen?