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In theoretical terms, this can be seen as an argument that what has an important impact on government durations is the type of coalition generated in a more complex party system, not the complexity of the party system in itself. This is certainly an interesting point. However, the difficulty in coming to firm conclusions about it on the basis of the empirical evidence offered is that, within this very empiricist tradition of modeling, the addition of new variables to the model always opens up the possibility that the analyst may be forced to reevaluate previous causal inferences.

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