On Elections

How people elect parliaments

Dutch, Germans, Kiwis edge towards governments

Government formation in nations using party list proportional representation is proceeding at very different rates in three countries which held elections during 2017. The Dutch, which held their parliamentary elections … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Anti-immigrant revolt fails to fire in the Netherlands

The results of yesterday’s election in the Netherlands have seen several realignments, but did not see the rise of the populist anti-immigrant political right that had been predicted for several … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Dutch first to vote on populist challenge

Voters in the Netherlands will tomorrow elect their national parliament, possibly making the nationalist and populist Freedom Party led by Geert Wilders the largest faction in a deeply divided chamber. … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a 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