Election

Croatian Parliamentary Elections 2015. In Search of a Bridge Over Trouble Water

While the ongoing ideological struggle between the right-wing parties in government and the center-left opposition is in full swing, Croatia continues to face an adverse economic climate and an unresolved problem with its neighbors regarding the issue of migrant and refugee movements on the way to northern Europe. It is far from certain that MOST will be able to act as the bridge over troubled waters that it framed itself as during the election campaign.

By Roland Kostić No Comments on In Search of a Bridge Over Trouble Water

The result of Azerbaijani parliamentary elections. Dominance of the ruling party under uncertainty

At the moment, there are virtually no signs or signals from the Government of Azerbaijan pointing toward democratic reforms. All international criticism is brushed away as propaganda and the government actively promotes ideas to undermine an international political order where it is regarded as a deviant country lacking respect for the rights of its own citizens.

By Faradj Koliev No Comments on The result of Azerbaijani parliamentary elections.

Presidential Elections in Belarus. Ascribing Meaning to a Pre-Determined Outcome

On 11 October 2015, Belarus held presidential elections for the fifth time since independence from the USSR in 1991. The outcome was never in doubt: it was clear from the outset that the incumbent, Aliaksandr Lukashenka, would be re-elected. The real questions surrounding the election related to what processes would be triggered in the aftermath of the election. Time will tell whether the political theater of the presidential elections will succeed in helping Lukashenka avoid the further clientization of Belarus to Russia.

By Matthew Kott No Comments on Ascribing Meaning to a Pre-Determined Outcome

Elections in Poland Landslide victory for value conservative politicians

in October, the parliamentary elections took place and PiS got a landslide victory and a singlehanded majority in both chamber of the Polish parliament, the Lower House Sejm and the Upper House Senate. Polish and foreign press alike have been alarmed of the election results in Poland. PiS's main policy concerns are domestic and Polish politicians have long been more value conservative than society at large.

By Jaakko Turunen 1 Comment on Landslide victory for value conservative politicians

Kyrgyzstan parliamentary elections 2015. Party platforms and party loyalties will continue to be volatile

The political landscape in the parliament has changed quite drastically due to party mergers and the appearance of three new parties which made it over the threshold. And although SDPK increased their share of the votes, they’re still far from being able to form a single party government.

By Henrik Ohlsson No Comments on Kyrgyzstan parliamentary elections 2015.

Polish Presidential Elections: Three Times “No”

Poland went to presidential elections. The first round took place on May 10th and the second May 24th. The opposition candidate from the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) Andrzej Duda won both rounds.

By Jaakko Turunen No Comments on Polish Presidential Elections: Three Times “No”

The Danish General Election, June 18 2015

The 2015 election will be held very close to the end of the parliamentary term and it will be the first time since 1903 that Denmark holds a general election in June. As is usual in Denmark, the election campaign will be very short and intensive. Three issues so far have dominated the campaign: Job creation, healthcare and immigration.

By Jacob Christensen 1 Comment on The Danish General Election, June 18 2015

A centre-right government takes form in Finland

The government will be a centre-right government including three of the four large political parties: the Centre party, the True Finns and the National Coalition party. This is the first time the True Finns are in government and as in several European states a case of when a populist radical right parties contributes to the making of a centre-right government.

By Ann-Cathrine Jungar No Comments on A centre-right government takes form in Finland

Few sweet promises in the Finnish parliamentary elections 2015

The economic recession characterises the Finnish parliamentary elections that are held on Sunday April 19. The political parties compete about the support of the voters by promising economic austerity during the upcoming legislature.

By Ann-Cathrine Jungar 1 Comment on in the Finnish parliamentary elections 2015

The 2015 Parliamentary Elections in Estonia. Rewarding the squirrels

The Estonian electorate rewarded the incumbents granting the Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas' Estonian Reform Party approximately the same amount of support as in the latest election 2011. The foreign affairs certainly played a role in the electoral campaign, but we should not forget about the government’s economic record.

By Péteris Timofejevs Henriksson No Comments on Rewarding the squirrels