The Rise of Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage… Why Now?

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?

The Continuing Saga of the Austrian Presidential Elections

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

Elections in the UK

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

The Irish Parliamentary Election Results Explained

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