Tag Archives: Election

Nov 20 2014

Crisis Discourses in Europe: Media EU-phemisms and Alternative Narratives

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By Tamsin Murray-Leach It would be catastrophising to claim that euroscepticism won the European elections earlier this year – but it certainly staked a claim. Two years ago, we predicted the capturing of Europe by populist parties in our study of … Continue reading

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May 30 2014

Beppe Grillo’s Bitter Moment of Truth

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By Roberto Orsi  The European election results in Italy have been rather surprising. In the context of today’s three-party political landscape (the centre-left Democratic Party, Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement, and Berlusconi’s Forza Italia), most pre-vote polls indicated a rise … Continue reading

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May 30 2014

The European Elections in Germany: Satire and Concerns over the European Project

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By Max Hänska The European elections in Germany didn’t produce major surprises, yet a mood of trepidation and uncertainty prevails. The Christian Democrats did better in absolute numbers than in the last election though relatively their share of the vote remained … Continue reading

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May 29 2014

Moderate Gains for Eurosceptics in Finland

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By Outi Keranen The Electoral Results In Finland the eurosceptic Finns Party (formerly known as True Finns) led by Timo Soini failed to repeat the landslide of the 2011 general elections despite polling 12.9 percent of the votes and increasing … Continue reading

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May 29 2014

A Legitimization of the Italian Government More Than a Vote for Europe

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By Monica Poletti The overwhelming victory of the Democratic Party Elections in Italy rarely fail to surprise. The victory at the 2014 EP elections of the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his centre-left, pro-European Democratic Party (PD) came as a … Continue reading

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Sep 13 2013

Disabused of Great Expectations? (Don’t) Hold your breath for Germany’s election

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By Max Hänska Those who were lucky enough to enjoy a vacation from the euro crisis this summer might partially owe this pleasure to the prevalent notion that all will be different after Germany’s election. “Then,” some might have exclaimed, “we … Continue reading

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Mar 7 2013

Grillo’s ‘threat’ and the Spanish press

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By Jose Javier Olivas The Italian general elections took place ten days ago. The divided results and the relatively unexpected success of Berlusconi’s The People of Freedom Coalition (29.1% of votes) and Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement (25.5% of votes) … Continue reading

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Feb 27 2013

Reactions to the Italian Election across Europe

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The Italian election on the weekend 24-25 February was hugely anticipated and the results, though perhaps not surprising, have not brought the decisive clarity that many had hoped for. Briefly we summarise a few observations from the way the election … Continue reading

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