Election

Surprise results and political change following Albanian elections

The 23 June 2013 parliamentary elections were an important test for Albanian democracy. Albanian elections have always fallen short of […]

By Arba Murati Inga kommentarer till following Albanian elections

2013 Legislative elections in Bulgaria: no winners, no alternative

There is no ‘winner’ on these legislative elections and no clear alternative to the status quo after 2009. Even if there is certain stabilization on the political scene (no newcomers in Parliament on these elections), the negative public attitude towards the mainstream parties and their lack of legitimacy may provoke further protests and the lack of clear majority in Parliament may undermine the stability of the new government.

By Blagovesta Cholova Inga kommentarer till no winners, no alternative

Armenian Presidental Election Unexpected change in the political landscape

The impression is that the Armenian politicians are balancing the expectations of the Armenian public and the International Community. Both government and opposition have to show that they are responsible politicians that will not resort to violence and that are ready to accept defeat and continue constructive dialogue with their political opponents.

By Anders Nordström Inga kommentarer till Unexpected change in the political landscape

Miloš Zeman is the New President of the Czech Republic

Miloš Zeman (68) was elected the President of the Czech Republic in the direct election on Saturday, January 26th, 2013. Zeman (Party of Civic Rights, Strana Práv Občanů – Zemanovci, SPOZ) gained 54,80 % of votes. His opponent, Prime minister and the candidate of the TOP06 Party Karel Schwarzenberg (75) gained 45,19 % of votes. The campaign preceding the second round of the election was heated.

By Riikka Nisonen Inga kommentarer till New President of the Czech Republic

The first direct presidential election in the history of the Czech Republic

Since 1989 the parliament of the Czech Republic has chosen country’s presidents. The first direct election in the history of the Czech Republic will take place on January 11-12, 2013. A possible second round will follow two weeks later.

By Riikka Nisonen Inga kommentarer till in the history of the Czech Republic

2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN SLOVENIA: a demise of presidential politics as we know it?

On 2 December 2012 Slovenian citizens elected the fourth president of the republic in its short history as an independent and liberal democratic state. Although the presidential function in a system of parliamentary government (see Strøm, 1995) such as Slovenian is by constitution reduced to more or less ceremonial obligations with very limited executive competences, its significance is in fact far greater.

By Tomaž Deželan Inga kommentarer till a demise of presidential politics as we know it?

ROMANIA: CHRONICLE OF A QUAGMIRE FORETOLD?

The results of December 9th 2012 Romanian elections for the two Houses of Parliament, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, appear to validate what opinion polls were registering during the electoral campaign. The governing coalition of PM Victor Ponta won a sweeping majority, with the serious perspectives of profound changes of Romanian politics and a redrafting of the existing constitution in store.

By Cristian Norocel Inga kommentarer till CHRONICLE OF A QUAGMIRE FORETOLD?

The 2012 Parliamentary Election in Ukraine: Growing Radicalization in Ukrainian Politics Ukraine after the Orange Revolution

The 2012 parliamentary election is an important step towards the presidential election of 2015. Certainly Victor Yanukovych plans to be reelected to a second term. His strategy for the upcoming years will be to neutralize possible competitors. It is therefore unlikely that Julia Tymoshenko and Yuriy Lursenko will be freed from prison before the presidential election.

By Arseniy Svynarenko 1 kommentar till Growing Radicalization in Ukrainian Politics

Challenges await the True Finns

The Finnish voters were called to the ballot boxes for the third time in little more than a year on Sunday, October 28th. It was the local elections’ turn. The question on everybody’s minds was whether the True Finns would reprise their success in the parliamentary election.

By Ann-Cathrine Jungar 2 kommentarer till True Finns

Elections in Czech Republic Left-wing parties winners

Two elections took place in the Czech Republic the last weekend, October 12 and 13, 2012. The left-wing parties were the winners in both elections: The first round of the senate election and in the election to the regional assemblies. The second round of the senate election will take place on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, 20th, 2012.

By Riikka Nisonen 1 kommentar till Left-wing parties winners