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1503, 2018

Same same but different? Germany’s way to a new-old grand coalition

March 15th, 2018|

By Sophia Hunger and Theresa E. Gessler (European University Institute)

In September 2017, Germans went to the polls – almost half a year later, Angela Merkel was elected as chancellor governing with another round of the previous grand coalition government. In this post, we discuss how this new-old government came about, why coalition formation took exceptionally […]

1303, 2018

Seminar in Spain

March 13th, 2018|

Seminar lecture at the Department of Political Science in Faculty of Law of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) in Spain.

1203, 2018

Roundtable in Spain

March 12th, 2018|

Participation in a Roundtable on “Europe and Spain in the Time of Populism” at the Autonomous University in Madrid

703, 2018

The EU nightmare comes to life: Italian populist forces above 50%

March 7th, 2018|

By Vincenzo Emanuele (Luiss Guido Carli) and Bruno Marino (Scuola Normale Superiore)

A new electoral tsunami has hit Italy in the 2018 general election, after the already-astonishing results of the previous general election. As highly expected by many pundits, the election held on the 4th March has ended up in a hung Parliament, with no coalition […]

603, 2018

Monegasque national elections of 2018, rooted in the past and geared towards modernity

March 6th, 2018|

By Félicitas Guillot (IE-EI, Nice)

Monegasque national elections took place on the 11th of February. The election campaign started quite early, in July 2017, with the announcement of Jean-Louis Grinda as chief candidate for « l’Union Monegasque » (Monegasque Union, center). The second chief candidate was Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo for Horizon Monaco (center-right), declared in September 2017. […]

1602, 2018

After the crisis back to ‘normality’: The Cyprus Presidential Elections 2018

February 16th, 2018|

By Vasiliki Triga (Cyprus University of Technology)

On 4 February 2018, the 8th President of the Republic of Cyprus, the incumbent President Anastasiades, was elected for a new term after winning the second round run-off with 55.9% of the vote. In the first round (28 January) President Anastasiades received 35.1% of the vote share against […]

1202, 2018

Interview in “La Voz de Galicia”

February 12th, 2018|

Talking about electoral system reform in Galicia’s leading newspaper.

1102, 2018

Opinion in “La Voz de Galicia”

February 11th, 2018|

A reflection on the electoral system reform in Spain in one of Galicia’s leading newspapers.

3001, 2018

Romania – the 30th cabinet and a case of ‘stable instability’

January 30th, 2018|

By Veronica Anghel (University of Bucharest)

The durability of a cabinet is the standard indicator used by researchers of governments to measure stability. Non-specialists intuitively make the same choice. Now counting its 30th cabinet of the last 28 years, Romania reconfirms its traditional pattern of cabinet instability. However, the case also shows the limitations of […]

1501, 2018

WEP Prize

January 15th, 2018|

2017 Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize awarded by the journal of West European Politics for the article “Political Parties or Party Systems? Assessing the ‘Myth’ of Institutionalization and Democracy” (v. 40, 2017).