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Iceland’s Historic(al) Elections

Although Iceland has not become the first European country with a women’s majority in parliament, these elections will certainly go down in history as a test of Icelanders’ trust to their own democracy The morning of September, 26 was a good one for Lenya Run Karim of the Pirate Party. Once the preliminary results were announced, things were clear: ...


Early Elections in Canada: Will the Fourth Wave Get in the Way?

... Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party, announced an early parliamentary election and scheduled it for September 20, 2021. Canadian legislation allows the federal government to be in power up to 5 years, so normally, the elections should have been held in 2023. However, the government has the right to call early elections at any time. This year, there will be 36 days for the pre-election campaigns. Carter Boone: The 2021 Canadian Federal Election and the Arctic At the ...


Robert Bosch Academy Forum on Germany’s Federal Election

On September 1, 2021, Robert Bosch Academy, Germany, held a digital international expert forum on the course of Bundestag election campaign, Germany going to the polls on September 26 On September 1, 2021, Robert Bosch Academy, Germany, held a digital international expert forum on the course of Bundestag election campaign, Germany going to the polls on September 26. The experts were addressed by representatives of the major political actors of the Federal Republic of Germany (CDU/CSU, SPD, The...


The 2021 Canadian Federal Election and the Arctic

Rhetorically, the parties present different proposals for the Arctic region but there is a great deal of continuity on the Arctic policy despite changing dynamics in parliament The 2021 Canadian Federal Election On August 15, 2021 , Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to the new Governor-General Mary Simon, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in Canada, asking to dissolve parliament and call an election two years ahead of schedule. Trudeau asserts that Canadians must vote on a...


The End of a Belle Époque: Stability and Risks in Germany’s Elections

... positive stability, as a rule lead to a decrease in domestic political activity: players get used to an adaptive strategy, lose their ability to manoeuvre tenaciously, and at a turning point cannot decide to change. Germany is no exception: the upcoming elections are a fork between the continuation of traditional politics (stability) or an attempt at renewal (risk), primarily for the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Vladislav Belov: Russia–Germany: Crisis of Political Confidence as a Factor ...


Elections in Syria: Forgetting Old Resentments?

Will Bashar al-Assad be able to rebuild the country and deliver it from chaos? In the presidential elections on May 26, Bashar al-Assad won more than 95% of the votes. According to the current constitution, this term will be the last for the president. But in the next seven years of Bashar al-Assad’s rule, the constitution may change, and it is far ...


Second Pandemic Wave Tests India’s Reforms and its Leader’s Popularity

... considering that another nationwide lockdown was not announced, it was impossible to control mass family gatherings, and upholding the ban on Kumbh Mela would entail a negative reaction from exalted orthodoxies, while the cancellation or postponement of elections in several important states would inevitably be perceived by N. Modi’s critics in India and abroad as an encroachment on democracy. Sealing the fate of reforms Since 2019, a total of nine state parliamentary elections have been held in India....


Europe after the US elections: between the past and the unknown

... awaiting the moment when sympathetic rhetoric from Biden and his team towards the European allies will take the shape of some concrete deeds. This caution is well founded, as in 2021 Angela Merkel is vacating the post of Chancellor and Germany will have elections. Moreover, for Berlin the change of the host in the White House does not mean that the problem with the final stage of construction of Nord Stream 2 will somehow ease. This project was the apple of discord between Germany and the US under Trump,...


Trump's Season Finale

... of thought diversity, millions of people discouraged from participating in politics, and a bipolarized electorate that is being increasingly pushed to extremes. Thus, there needs to be a systematic review and reform of the laws and rules surrounding elections. The barriers to entry for third-parties have to be lowered, allowing for more open competition and equal opportunities. Introduce Ranked Choice Voting and Get Rid of the Electoral College Another aspect of the two-party system and this prevailing ...


Great Powers Competition in Moldova

... demographic crisis, with young Moldovan citizens having few opportunities at home. Consequently, the European Union prefers to adopt an attitude similar to that of Russia and consider Moldova as a political no man's land. In this regard, the result of the elections of November 15, 2020, with Maia Sandu attests to the influence of western influence in the country, but also highlights the lack of confidence in Dodon's leadership, who has not managed to achieve a rapprochement with Russia during his term ...


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