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Elections 09-05-2021

Indyref 2 is ‘will of the country‘, says Scottish first minister following poll win

The pressure for a second referendum on Scottish independence will step up after the Scottish National Party secured 64 of the 129 seats following Thursday’s (6 May) Scottish parliament elections and declared that an independence poll was “the will of...
Elections 17-03-2021

Spanish deputy PM quits to stand in Madrid election

Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias triggered a political earthquake earlier this week when he announced his resignation from the post to unite regional forces against the far-right in regional elections in Madrid. EURACTIV's partner EuroEFE reports.
Elections 03-05-2019

Voters punish May and Labour for Brexit impasse ahead of EU polls

Voters severely punished the two main UK parties in local council elections on Thursday (2 May), offering a preview of what is likely to happen in the European elections later this month.
Brexit 02-05-2019

Local polls offer May some Brexit respite

The UK's local elections on Thursday (2 May) will offer a test of the damage done to Theresa May’s Conservative party by her failure to deliver the country's exit from the European Union.
Brexit 03-05-2018

May faces another Brexit backlash in London polls

Theresa May’s governing Conservatives will face another Brexit backlash in London in local government elections on Thursday (3 May).
Elections 30-03-2015

Sarkozy triumphs in local elections, far-right obtains no département

The far-right National Front made limited gains in French local elections, won by a wide margin Sunday (29 March) by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives.
EU Elections 2014 31-03-2014

Spring cleaning in French politics

Both the results of the French local elections, and the planned ministerial cabinet reshuffle, promise a busy April for French politics. The UMP will announce their candidates for the European elections, and the campaign will likely begin next week. EURACTIV France reports.
Enlargement 25-03-2013

Macedonia avoids clashes over local election

Macedonia held a trouble-free municipal election yesterday (24 March) despite recent ethnic and political unrest, in a boost for the Balkan country's hopes to start European Union entry talks later this year.
Elections 24-08-2012

Barely 1 in 5 EU expats eligible to vote in Belgian local elections

According to official figures revealed by the Belgian authorities, fewer than one in five of the EU countries’ expatriates living in Belgium have registered to vote in the local elections, to be held on 14 October.
Elections 31-05-2012

In Italy’s local elections, a professor and a comedian have the last laugh

The local elections in Italy have not boosted the opposition as Prime minister Monti's leading supporters were among the relative winners. The elections also showed that the centre-right coalition of former prime minister Berlusconi has been reduced to a marginal role, says Maria-Elena Guiterrez.
Public Affairs 30-04-2009

Brussels stakeholders call on expats to shape EU capital

Non-Belgian residents of Brussels should be granted the right to vote in regional elections, concluded a conference in the city last weekend convened to discuss the future of Europe's multi-faceted capital.
Enlargement 31-03-2009

Turkish elections bring ruling party down to earth

AKP, the ruling party in Turkey, won 39% of a municipal vote held on Sunday (29 March), but the results were below its target and are in fact the worst since it first came to power in parliamentary elections in 2002.
Languages & Culture 03-12-2008

Council of Europe slams Belgium over linguistic feud

In an unequivocal move, the Council of Europe's Congress of Local Authorities voted yesterday (2 December) to impose a general monitoring of local democracy on the country which hosts the EU institutions over persistent linguistic disputes between Flemish and French-speaking communities in the Brussels area.
Global Europe 25-04-2008

Will the Real Serbia Please Stand Up?

The upcoming parliamentary and local elections in Serbia on 11 May 2008 will be crucial in deciding the country's future path - whether that is closer integration with the EU or recent political flirtations with Russia open up an alternative route, says a 23 April briefing paper from the International Crisis Group (ICG).