Dutch Elections: Almost time to start the complicated puzzle

  One final televised debate with all major party leaders is the last big campaign event in the Netherlands. Although campaigning for some parties started as early as last Summer, Geert Wilders’ first appearance in a grown-up televised debate (he participated in a youth debate) is the night before the elections. Polling (Peilingwijzer, 13 March) …

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Could an early general election be on the cards in Finland?

  In the ever-evolving atmosphere that is post-Brexit Europe, any changes in leadership of major parties across EU Member States could have knock on effects for Brexit negotiations. On Sunday it was reported in Helsingin Sanomat – the major national newspaper in Finland – that Timo Soini, Leader of the Finns Party and Foreign Minister …

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Copeland and Stoke Central By-elections: Five things to look out for

  Tomorrow’s by-elections in Copeland and Stoke Central will be the 9th and 10th by-elections of this Parliament – a pretty high tally less than two years since the General Election. For the most part the previous 8 have been pretty routine holds of relatively safe seats for the two main parties, with only the …

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