Commentary by Gabriella ATKINS The 2016 US presidential elections have provided entertainment watching for observant countries. However, whilst the rise of Donald Trump initially proved diverting, the worrying reality is that Mr Trump is now one of two remaining presidential candidates. And he isn’t going away. His performance in the most recent presidential debates might seem … More The Rise of Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage… Why Now?
Commentary by Louis VIS Three months ago, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by the smallest of margins. Following the latest speech of Brexit Minister David Davis, one could honestly wonder whether the government knows what Brexit means. But what, if anything, can we learn from the result of the EU referendum? … More Time for a New Political Spectrum
Commentary by Danaë LAZARI If a week is a long time in politics, the last five have given onlookers enough change and uncertainty to last several months. In the month after it was announced that the UK had voted to leave the EU, Brexit dominated the political sphere – certainly in Europe, but with a … More The Continuing Saga of the Austrian Presidential Elections
Commentary by Louis VIS (Traduction Française) ‘If we do not act, it will be too late. It comes down to what this country [France] stands for. It refuses to reform itself. It is a country that moves forward through revolutions’ (Jacques Attali 2013). With the French Presidential elections less than a year away and Marine Le Pen … More France’s Political Revolution?
Commentaire par Louis VIS (English Translation) “Si on n’agit pas, il sera trop tard. Cela renvoie à ce qu’est ce pays [la France]. Il ne se réforme jamais. C’est un pays qui avance par révolution” (Jacques Attali 2013). À moins d’un an des élections Présidentielles et avec une Marine Le Pen capable de propulser le Front … More Une France en Marche ?
Analysis by Kirsten WILLIAMS The most important votes before the next general election have been held across the UK in the last week. The results have changed the political landscape of Scotland, Wales, and England. But what do the losses and gains actually mean for the government, the opposition and the UK? Scotland The Scottish … More Elections in the UK
Commentary by Danaë LAZARI On Friday 26th February, Irish citizens went to the polls to elect members of the 32nd Dáil Eireann (lower house of the Oireachtas – Irish legislature). Almost two weeks later, the results are in but a new government has yet to be formed. The new Dáil will meet for the first … More The Irish Parliamentary Election Results Explained