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Τhe Swedish parliamentary election in September 2010 was the first time in almost a century that a conservative government was re-elected. The Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s four-party coalition the Alliance (consisting of the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal People’s Party and the Christian Democrats) won 173 seats out of 349 in parliament. Since […]

Posted by Mi Lennhag

The German elections for the upper house of parliament, the so-called Bundestag, produced a number of unexpected and even historic results over the past weekend. While many political observers and forecasting institutes were predicting a tightening electoral race during the last days of campaigning, the final verdict of the German electorate proved much more clear […]

Posted by Bastian Jens

In the framework of its European Seminars, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organized an international high-level conference entitled: “The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies“. In the course of the conference a group of around 40 leading academics, practitioners, think tankers and journalists analysed and evaluated the outcome of the […]

Posted by blogs@ELIAMEP

The Greek Elections and Cyprus

Foreign policy is not high on the agenda as Greece prepares to go to the polls. This is understandable. This is, after all, an election that is firmly focused on domestic issues. Concerns over the economic situation, as well as questions of administrative competence and whether there is a fundamental vision for the country are […]

Posted by Ker-Lindsay James

The overall average turnout across the EU27 was 43% in last June’s European Parliament elections.
The European Parliament commissioned a post-election survey* and results indicate that the under 40 year old Europeans scored the lowest average participation rates (29% for the 18-24 year old group and 36% for the 25-39 year olds). The results are just as discouraging in […]

Posted by Ruby Gropas

Both Turkish citizens, all of the candidates and international observers seem to be happy that at the end of a long-election marathon, local elections ended as the victory of democracy in Turkey on March 29, Sunday. Almost 48 million citizens voted in 180.000 polling stations to choose their local leaders in every level, from city […]

Posted by Damla Cihangir