On Elections

How people elect parliaments

The Schleswig-Holstein question: Is the far-right on the rise?

As the French have been busy seeing off the National Front from their nation’s presidency, Germans have watched yesterday’s state election in the northern region of Schleswig-Holstein for indications of … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

German state swings right, but not far-right

Voters in the small German state of Saarland have swung behind national Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party. The centre-right CDU party will fall just short of a majority in … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

First German test for the far-right

Elections in Germany during 2017 begin this weekend with the poll for the state assembly of Saarland. All eyes will be on the performance of the far-right Alternative for Germany … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Elections in the Year 2017

After a tumultuous run of elections in 2016, the parliamentary electoral calendar for 2017 looks somewhat milder, with elections in France and Germany arguably the most significant. In many nations, … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment