Category Archives: Elections

Apr 1 2015

Ciudadanos: the ‘tortoise’ that may beat the ‘hare’ in the race for political reform in Spain

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By Jose Javier Olivas The emergence of Ciudadanos or Ciutadans (‘Citizens’ in Spanish and Catalan) as a credible alternative to the People’s Party (PP) and Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) is one of the most significant events in the Spanish … Continue reading

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Mar 30 2015

Subterranean Politics in Europe after the Greek Elections

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Professor Mary Kaldor discusses activism, Europe and the aftermath of the Greek elections with Ludovica Rogers and Hara Kouki in a conversation organised by LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit in collaboration with Euro Crisis in the Press and with … Continue reading

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Feb 26 2015

Who wanted what? An aftermath of the Public debate on Greek Elections

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By Vasileios Bougioukos and Bernard H Casey One of the possible surprises of the elections in Greece last month, was that SYRIZA didn’t poll particularly well amongst pensioners. After all, these people had suffered pretty draconian cuts, with the 2010 … Continue reading

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Feb 11 2015

The Greek Government’s programme: an act of defiance or a call for compromise?

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By Eleftherios Antonopoulos & Konstantinos Kostagiannis International media described the Greek prime minister’s address to the parliament on Sunday as “defiant” (BBC and Reuters for example). Yet, what emerged from the speech was a mildly coherent attempt to bridge the … Continue reading

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Feb 9 2015

The election of Italy’s new president has strengthened Matteo Renzi’s grip over Italian politics

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By James L. Newell and Arianna Giovannini On 31 January, Sergio Mattarella, a former Constitutional Court judge, was elected as the new President of Italy. While the formal powers assigned to the President remain fairly limited, the appointment of Mattarella … Continue reading

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Feb 5 2015

Greek elections 2015: the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

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By Sotirios Zartaloudis SYRIZA’s recent electoral victory attracted global attention. This commentary will try to explain SYRIZA’s surprise move to form a coalition government with the far-right party ANEL arguing that both parties share a worldview that explains their co-operation. … Continue reading

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