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    Five paradoxes ahead of this Sunday’s presidential election in Poland

Five paradoxes ahead of this Sunday’s presidential election in Poland

Poland will hold the first round of its delayed presidential election on Sunday. Piotr Zagórski and Fernando Casal Bértoa present five paradoxes that make the election exceptional.

Poles will vote in a presidential election this Sunday for the seventh time since the country’s democratic transition in 1989. Initially scheduled for early May, the vote had to be postponed due to […]

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    Democratic backsliding, Poland’s election and Covid-19: What needs to be considered?

Democratic backsliding, Poland’s election and Covid-19: What needs to be considered?

Poland is still planning to hold its presidential election on 10 May, despite the Covid-19 outbreak. Fernando Casal Bértoa and Simona Guerra write that the decision to go ahead with the election raises some important issues in relation to public safety and democratic standards.

On Sunday 10 May, Poland is expected to hold the first round of its presidential election […]

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    Portuguese elections: Portugal is now a country caught between stability and disaffection

Portuguese elections: Portugal is now a country caught between stability and disaffection

The governing centre-right coalition in Portugal won parliamentary elections on 4 October, but lost its majority in the Portuguese parliament. Luís de Sousa and Fernando Casal Bértoa assess what the results mean for the country’s party system. They write that Portugal has had an exceptionally stable party system in recent years and that this trend has continued, despite the […]

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