Without any great upsets, the Czech presidential election is over. The first round was easily won by the incumbent president, Miloš Zeman. The second round of voting is set to take place in two weeks. Miloš Zeman’s opponent is the party-less Chemistry profession, Jiří Drahoš. As always, everything you need to know about the latest […]
2017 has been a year packed full of important elections. There have been some significant elections and referendums across the world and now that 2017 is coming to an end, we are taking a look at some of the most significant elections and referendums of the year.
In just half a year new data protection regulations are coming into effect. This new set of legislation will be enshrined into EU law on the 25th of May 2018. They are aimed at giving more control to Internet users over their personal data. Altering the data protection regulations will also have a significant impact on companies and institutions worldwide. Continue reading
The parliamentary elections in Iceland are over and the formation of a coalition government is likely to be a challenge. Eight parties gained seats in Parliament as trust in the old parties deteriorates. Learn all about this latest election in our #ElectionNews Continue reading
Over the weekend, two Eastern European countries went to the polls. In the Czech Republic for a new government while in Slovenia, for a new President. Find out all of the details of these elections in our latest #Electionnews. The Results: A Victory for Andrej Babis Seats ANO 78 Civil Democratic Party 25 Czech Pirate […]
The Austrian National Council election took place on Sunday, with the results being announced earlier today. Here you can learn about the gains, the losses and who will run Austria for the next five years.
A total of 61.5 million Germans were eligible to vote for the 19th German Parliament. The results were not wholly surprising, but the sharp rise of the AFD, shocked many in the wake of the election. Read all about results and the potential alliances in the latest German Parliament. Continue reading
First vote, a second vote, direct candidates, overhang seat, 5-percent-threshold: find out just how the German Parliament is election system works. German Parliament election system Like many other countries, Germany is a representative democracy. In contrast to direct democracies, for instance like Switzerland, political decisions are not made directly by the people, but through delegates. […]
The Singaporean Presidential election has taken place, or at least Singapore has a new president. In a strange turn of events, the election was cancelled as there was only one candidate. Halimah Yacob has therefore been elected by acclamation.
Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has recently announced that citizens will be able to “have their say” on the issue of same-sex marriage, which remains forbidden down under. But the way in which Australians have been asked to have their say is the subject of much controversy. Here we give you a snapshot of why the same-sex marriage vote is making Aussies go postal. Continue reading
Despite low voter turnout, vote buying, intimidation and political unrest, there are signs of hope from the Albanian parliamentary election. With neither party managing to secure a majority in either 2009 or 2013, pre-election polling looked set for another coalition government being formed. Read all about the Albanian parliamentary elections here! Continue reading