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15 10, 2022

Peter Mair Lecture (Ireland)

2022-10-24T12:18:36+01:00October 15th, 2022|

Keynote speech on "The Problem of Party System Change Revisited" at the Political Science Association of Ireland (PSAI) Annual Conference (Waterford, Ireland). View PROGRAM Watch LECTURE (beginning)

5 10, 2022

A lot of change, a lot of the same: the 2022 general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2022-11-03T08:22:44+00:00October 5th, 2022|

By Damir Kapidžić (University of Sarajevo) On October 2nd, 2022, Bosnia and Herzegovina held its ninth general elections since the end of the Bosnian War in 1995. Elections were held for three levels of government under the complex system of governance established through the Dayton Peace Agreement. Apart from the national level these include two [...]

4 10, 2022

Bulgarian elections: continuing fragmentation and uncertain victory

2022-10-04T12:05:18+01:00October 4th, 2022|

By Teodora Yovcheva (University of Sofia) Sunday’s election was the fourth parliamentary election in Bulgaria for year and a half. Bulgaria came here after the government was brought down by a vote of non confidence in June, the first successful one in Bulgaria since the democratic transition in 1990. The vote was initiated by the [...]

3 10, 2022

The 2022 Latvian general elections: Kariņš most likely to remain as the Prime Minister

2022-10-03T09:42:56+01:00October 3rd, 2022|

By Ieva Hofmane (European University Institute) On October 1, 2022, the Latvian general election was held. The results awarded seats in the Saeima, the parliament of the Republic of Latvia, to seven parties, including four newcomers. Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš’ New Unity party has captured almost 19% support, while the opposition Greens and Farmers Union [...]

28 09, 2022

The 2022 Italian general election: a predictable outcome with surprising aspects

2022-09-28T14:52:15+01:00September 28th, 2022|

By Bruno Marino (LUISS, Rome) The result of the 2022 Italian general election was substantially in line with pre-electoral expectations and polls: a clear victory for the right-wing coalition [1] led by Fratelli d’Italia (FdI, Brothers of Italy), led by Giorgia Meloni and also made by Matteo Salvini’s Lega (League) and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia [...]

15 09, 2022

Who Governs, Indeed? The 2022 Parliamentary Election in Sweden

2022-09-15T09:06:49+01:00September 15th, 2022|

By Jonathan Polk (Lund University) The Social Democratic Party received the most votes in the Swedish parliamentary election held on 11 September 2022.[1] The Social Democrats, in government since 2014, even expanded the party’s vote share (30.3%) from the previous election in 2018 by 2 percentage points. Yet the focus of attention in Sweden has [...]

13 09, 2022

Talk in Madrid

2022-09-14T09:53:36+01:00September 13th, 2022|

Inaugural lecture of the BA in Political Science at Complutense University of Madrid on "The Populist Challenge: Is There A Future for Party Democracy?".