Erik Moberg ã:
A Theory of Democratic Politics
6.5 - A MECHANISM IMPEDING PARTY DISCIPLINE RELATED TO PRESIDENTIALISM
Presidential elections may affect the inner structures of the parties. Since presidential candidates usually have to win a majority of the votes in order to be elected they may, one could suspect, modify or attenuate their parties' programs considerably in order to get more votes. This may lead to tensions within the parties, and to a degradation of the party programs.