Crisis-ridden SPD wins state parliamentary elections in Hamburg

By |februar 24th, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), CDU, Die Linke, elections, FDP, German Greens, Germany, Hamburg, News, SPD|

Voters in Hamburg gave the SPD one of their best election results in recent years in a regional election on Sunday (23 February). With 38,9% of the vote, Peter Tschentscher (SPD) will continue as the city’s mayor, while the Greens doubled their share of the vote to reach 24,4%. Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU, however, performed poorly.

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US special envoy discusses Taliban deal with re-elected Afghan president

By |februar 20th, 2020|Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, elections, Nato, News, Talibans, terrorism, United States, Zalmay Khalizad|

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday (19 February) discussed a US deal with Taliban militants on a weeklong reduction in violence, meeting the day after Ghani was declared a winner of a disputed presidential ...

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Hamburg elections, pose (another) crash test for Germany’s mainstream parties

By |februar 20th, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), CDU, elections, FDP, Germany, Hamburg, News, SPD, The Greens|

Voters in the city state of Hamburg will elect their new parliament on 23 February, the first elections to take place after the Thuringian political turmoil broke out earlier this month. This is yet another test for Germany’s traditional parties that could seal the end of the country's traditional political landscape.   

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In snap parliamentary elections, Azeris put hopes in young candidates

By |februar 10th, 2020|Azerbaijan, elections, News|

Exit polls look good for the ruling party in Azerbaijan's snap elections, held on Sunday (9 February). The main difference compared to past elections is that many more young and Western-trained people are expected to fill the 125-seat Azeri Parliament.

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French MEPs mobilise for upcoming French municipal elections

By |februar 6th, 2020|Agnès Evren, elections, Europe Ecology – The Greens, European elections 2019, France, La Republique En Marche, Les Republicains, LREM, municipal elections, News, Rassemblement National|

French MEPs are mobilising for the French municipal elections and have shown open support for some candidates. Conservative MEP Agnès Evren is even the top candidate of Les Républicains (LR) for the elections in the 15th Paris arrondissement. EURACTIV France reports.

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Croatian president to face centre-left ex-PM in run-off

By |december 23rd, 2019|Croatia, Croatia elections, Croatian Presidency, elections, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, News, Zoran Milanović|

Croatia's conservative president narrowly made it to a run-off election against a centre-left former premier on Sunday (22 December), after a nationalist folk singer won over a large chunk of her camp's far-right wing.

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Uzbekistan holds first legislative polls under pro-reform leader

By |december 20th, 2019|Central Asia, democratisation, elections, News, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan|

Uzbekistan votes Sunday (22 December) in the former Soviet republic's first parliamentary elections since a new leader ushered in an era of reform after years of isolation and stagnation, yet voters' choices remain highly restricted.

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Uzbekistan holds first legislative polls under pro-reform leader

By |december 20th, 2019|Central Asia, democratisation, elections, News, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan|

Uzbekistan votes Sunday (22 December) in the former Soviet republic's first parliamentary elections since a new leader ushered in an era of reform after years of isolation and stagnation, yet voters' choices remain highly restricted.

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Austrian Greens likely to join government coalition, shape priorities

By |december 9th, 2019|Austria, die Grünen, elections, government coalition, Ibiza-Video, News, OVP, scandal, Sebastian Kurz, The Greens, Vienna, Werner Kogler|

Austria's Green party is expected to join the government for the first time, with negotiations already underway. After Sebastian Kurz's ÖVP party governed alongside the Eurosceptic far-right group FPÖ from 2017-2019, this could now prompt a change in Austria's foreign and EU policy. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Italy’s ruling parties call for lowering voting age to 16

By |oktober 1st, 2019|elections, Italy, News, voter turnout, youth vote|

Italy's coalition parties said on Monday (30 September) they were in favour of reducing the minimum voting age to 16, in a move which analysts said would increase the electorate by about 1 million people.

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