11 06, 2024

How many elections are needed to form a government in Bulgaria?

2024-06-10T19:25:40+01:00June 11th, 2024|

By Teodora Yovcheva (University of Sofia) How many elections are needed to form a government? After the sixth parliamentary election in 4 years Bulgaria is trying to find the answer. The date 9th June is when most of the European countries held European elections. In Bulgaria except European election in the same date parliamentary election [...]

10 06, 2024

Belgium’s 2024 Elections: A Shift to the Right, Though Less Extreme Than Expected

2024-06-10T16:33:19+01:00June 10th, 2024|

By Bjarn Eck (Université Libre de Bruxelles) Alongside the elections for the European Parliament, Belgium held federal and regional elections on the 9th of June for the first time in five years. The country shifted to the right, but the results were less of an extremist earthquake than many expected. In the northern Dutch-speaking region [...]

9 05, 2024

A Landslide Triumph for the right-wing VMRO DPMNE and Social Democrats’ Crushing Defeat in Macedonian Dual Elections”

2024-06-10T16:13:14+01:00May 9th, 2024|

By Trajche Panov (Trinity College Dublin) The recent double elections in Macedonia unfolded as a resounding victory for the right-wing VMRO DPMNE party and a significant setback for the ruling Social Democrats (SDSM). In a landslide win, VMRO DPMNE, characterized by its right-wing nationalist stance, secured triumphs in both parliamentary and presidential elections. This electoral [...]

18 04, 2024

Parliamentary elections in Croatia 2024: This time without absolute winners

2024-04-18T16:46:45+01:00April 18th, 2024|

By Fjola Muratović (University of Zagreb) This year in Croatia will certainly pass in the spirit of elections and election results, because in addition to the parliamentary elections held on April 17, the European elections are scheduled for June and the presidential elections for December. The pre-election campaign was short and intense, while judging by [...]

13 03, 2024

The 2024 snap elections in Portugal

2024-03-13T10:49:07+00:00March 13th, 2024|

By Hugo Ferrinho Lopes (University of Lisbon) The radical right secured nearly 50 MPs as Portugal approaches the 50th anniversary of the end of a right-wing dictatorship. Chega (Enough) experienced a surge in the snap elections of March 2024, achieving a sizeable outcome and emerging as a major player in a reconfigured party system. The [...]

18 12, 2023

Elections in Serbia 2023 – All quiet on the Serbian Front

2023-12-18T19:48:48+00:00December 18th, 2023|

By Ilija Gavrilović (University of Belgrade) Yesterday, parliamentary and local elections were held in Serbia, the third in the previous three years in Serbia. Turnout in this election (59%) was slightly higher than the previous ones, although the turnout trend during the day indicated that it could be much higher than usual. This seems to [...]

28 11, 2023

Populist Radical Right Wins Dutch Elections, But Can They Form a Government?

2023-12-16T18:12:28+00:00November 28th, 2023|

By Simon Otjes (Leiden University) and Léonie de Jonge (University of Groningen) On November 22, the Netherlands elected a new Parliament. The elections saw a major change in the Dutch political landscape. In terms of seats change, the election was the most volatile election since the introduction of the proportional electoral system: 54 seats changed [...]

12 11, 2023

The 2023 Montenegrin Parliamentary Election: Expected Outcome, Worrying Trends

2023-12-18T19:18:44+00:00November 12th, 2023|

By Slaven Zivković (DeFacto) In the 2023 Montenegrin parliamentary elections, held on June 11th following the dissolution of the previous parliament, the Europe Now Movement (PES) emerged as the dominant political entity, securing a significant share of the seats (see Table 1). After extensive coalition negotiations, the PES formed a new government, with Milojko Spajić [...]

3 11, 2023

The 2023 Swiss Federal Elections: Last Time’s Winners Lose and Losers Win

2023-11-03T19:43:41+00:00November 3rd, 2023|

By Lukas Lauener (Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences/University of Lausanne) On 22 October, almost 5.6 million voters were called to elect the new Swiss Parliament for its 52nd legislative period. 46.6 percent of eligible voters participated in the elections, which is a small increase of 1.5 percentage points compared to 2019. It [...]

16 10, 2023

The 2023 Polish Parliamentary Election: Change is Coming

2023-10-16T21:33:05+01:00October 16th, 2023|

By Kamil Marcinkiewicz (formerly University of Hamburg) In the parliamentary election on October 15th, 2023, Poles voted for 460 members of the lower house of parliament, the Sejm, and 100 members of the upper house, the Senate. The authoritarian Law and Justice (PiS) is expected to win according to the late polls roughly 36% of [...]