Category Archives: Elections

“The UK political situation – not so strong and stable!”

(This pre-election comment was originally published in La Razon, on Thursday 8 June. Read the original article here ) On April 18, the British Prime Minister Theresa May dissolved the Parliament and called snap elections for June 8, supported by the required two-thirds … Continue reading

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Macedonia’s new government: First signs are promising but there is a long way to go!

On Monday (5 June 2017), the newly elected Macedonian government, led by the new PM Zoran Zaev, the leader of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia Party (SDSM), held its first session. This was the first opportunity, ever, for the … Continue reading

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Austria – Snap elections and a possible FPÖ victory: Potential to alter the functioning of Austria’s semi-presidentialism?

The Austrian presidential elections last year was a sign of tremendous change in the country’s party system. Both of the hitherto dominant parties – Social Democrats (SPÖ) and People’s Party (ÖVP) – failed to have their candidate elected (let alone enter the run-off), while … Continue reading

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What Macron’s victory means for Brexit

Amidst the turbulent past few weeks of UK-EU Brexit wrangling, relatively little attention has been paid to the effect the election of a new French president will have on these negotiations. UK tabloids have been busy instead making hay with … Continue reading

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France, Europe and ‘Frexit’: Was the French election a vote on ‘Europe’?

In a recent blog post, Caterina Froio has correctly noted that the politicisation of Europe has been one of the central factors in the French election campaign. While Europe is often a secondary issue in election campaigns, in this case it … Continue reading

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The Snap election and the risk of ‘No Scottish mandate’

On 8 June 2017 voters will be at the polls again. The Prime Minister has called a snap election in order to bolster her plan for Brexit and unite the country. But will another election really unite the country? Highly … Continue reading

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The 2016 Scottish Elections: A Nationalist Victory, A Tory Triumph and A Labour Drubbing.

By Paul Anderson, PhD Candidate in Politics at Canterbury Christ Church University and Comunication’s Officer for the UACES CRN ‘Europe and the Everyday’   On Thursday, 5 May 2016, the Scottish electorate went to the polls to elect the fifth … Continue reading

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