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Elections 05-05-2021

Spain’s Popular Party wins Madrid regional election

Spain's conservative Popular Party (PP) has won a snap regional election in Madrid, in a victory for the incumbent regional president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso. However the party fell short of an absolute majority and must form a coalition or rely on the abstention of far-right Vox to govern. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports. 
Elections 03-05-2021

Madrid gears up for hotly contested regional election

The “moment of truth” has arrived in the regional election in Madrid, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, with several polls predicting a clear victory for Spain’s centre-right Popular Party (PP) well ahead of its left-wing rivals, after a heated and polarised political campaign including death threats to several candidates, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Elections 20-04-2021

Parties launch ‘Battle of Madrid’ ahead of snap regional poll

Political parties vying for power in Madrid’s regional parliament have officially launched their campaigns, two weeks days ahead of a snap vote taking place amid rising COVID-19 cases and deep political polarisation. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Elections 19-03-2021

Left-wing alliance in northern France: a taster for the 2022 presidential election?

After the announcement that France’s left-wing and Green parties will present a common list for the regional elections in the North of France, EURACTIV.fr looks into whether such a strategy could also be adopted for the upcoming 2022 presidential election.
Politics 04-02-2021

Catalonia election preparations hindered by COVID-19 ‘objectors’

Ahead of key regional elections due to be held on 14 February, over 9,000 citizens in Catalonia have asked the Election Board to be exempted from taking part as members of polling stations for fear of being infected with the coronavirus. EURACTIV’s partner, Efe, reports.
Elections 27-01-2020

Emilia Romagna voters upset Salvini’s plan to trigger early elections

Italy's populist leader Matteo Salvini appeared to have failed in his bid to win a key regional election and topple the country's fragile coalition government, according to exit polls late Sunday (26 January).
Elections 29-10-2018

Elections in Hesse: Austria’s Conservatives see confirmation of their political course

Germany and Austria elected new parliaments a year ago. Since then, the governing parties in both countries have progressed very differently, as the regional elections in Hesse illustrated once again. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Priorities 2020 15-12-2015

Election failure a potential springboard for Le Pen presidential campaign

The French regional election campaigns were fought largely on national issues, which has given the mainstream parties a foretaste of the battle to come in the presidential 2017 elections. EURACTIV France reports
EU Priorities 2020 14-12-2015

National Front’s record scores a ‘defeat for all’

The extreme right party collected 6.8 million votes in Sunday's regional elections (13 December). With 27.39% of all votes cast, it beat its performance in the 2014 European elections by 2%. EURACTIV France reports
Marine Le Pen
Elections 14-12-2015

French far-right fails to win any regions in upset for Le Pen

Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front did not win any region in French elections on Sunday (13 December), in a setback to her hopes of being a serious presidential contender in 2017.
EU Priorities 2020 11-12-2015

Marine Le Pen caught in voting fraud scandal

After the French regional elections last Sunday (13 December), the National Front’s leader will have to answer to accusations of voting fraud in the European Parliament, according to information acquired by the French daily Les Échos.
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.

Greens lose in German regional elections

The German Green party suffers major setback in regional elections in Rhineland-Palatinate

Liberals win regional German elections

The liberal FDP is the big winner of the regional elections in Germany's largest regional state Nordrhein-Westfalen

Regional elections in Germany

Regional elections will take place on May 14th in Germany