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Uruguayan National Party, 382
Variables and Codes for 1950-1962
10-- Coherence Variables

Legislative Cohesion


Leadership Factionalism


Ideological Factionalism


Strategic or Tactical Factionalism


Issue Factionalism


Party Purges

10.01 legislative cohesion
..50, AC3
There is no specific mention in the literature about the cohesiveness of voting in the legislature. However since most of the issues on which the party was for or against especially during the second period were either passed or defeated in the National Assembly there is a good probability that the party members generally vote the same way. This probably occurs not because of strong party control but as the result of similar philosophies. If a group of members of the party were consistently opposed by the rest of the party on some issues, they could easily bolt the party and join the lema or sub-lema which was most similar to their ideas on certain issues.
10.02 ideological factionalism
6, AC3
Since some of the sub-lemas are much more conservative (e.g., the Nardone faction) or liberal (e.g., the union Blanca Democratica faction) than others in the party and the existence of sub-lemas are formally recognized within the party, the party can be regarded as being ideologically split.
10.03 issue factionalism
It is not possible to code this variable without much more extensive information on issues and conflicts within the party and legislature.
10.04 leadership factionalism
6. AC9
It is characteristic of the sub-lema system to have them based on individual leaders competing for national power.
10.05 strategic or tactical factionalism
0, AC5
This does not appear to be a basis of factionalism.
10.06 party purges
0, AC5
There is no mention in the literature that the party officials Mao purged any major groups or individual leaders from the party.