After Ursula von der Leyen threatened Italians not to vote conservative prior to the election on Sunday, high ranking EU politicians on the Left continue to make their disapproval of the election results heard.
If the FPÖ manages to win over voters from the anti-lockdown, vaccine-critical MFG Österreich party, it could potentially see them surge past the leftist-globalist SPÖ as the country’s most popular party.
The challenge facing Fratelli d’Italia is to successfully transform itself into a genuine governing party. Since its creation, it has always been in opposition; it is precisely for this reason that it is now attracting attention, as it appears to be a credible alternative.
In the current climate, Sinn Fein’s brand of neo-Marxist secularism, abetted by deceitful propaganda of the kind at which Communists excel, has been able to hoodwink a great many Irish voters into supporting their neo-Marxist policies.
Ahead of parliamentary elections, Facebook and TikTok have blocked Gustav Kasselstrand, the leader of Alternativ för Sverige (AfS), and Evilina Hahne, one of the party’s Riksdag candidates, from accessing their social media accounts.
The bill has little chance of succeeding. It will certainly pass the National Assembly with votes from the Left, but the right-wing majority in the Senate will block it. For the RN, the right to vote must remain intimately linked to the question of citizenship.
The Tory leadership race is a fight between Sunak’s ‘Thatcherite’ concern to prioritise taming inflation and Truss’s ‘Reaganite’ focus on boosting economic growth, even at the expense of deficit-financed tax cuts.
Meloni’s call for a blockade comes as more than 42,000 unvetted foreigners have arrived in Italy so far this year, up from nearly 30,000 in the same period last year, per figures from the Italian interior ministry.
Petro’s campaign highlighted environmentalism, feminism, and Afro-Colombian issues. Where he and Chile’s Boric break with Chavez-style leftism is in emphasizing gay marriage, abortion, and “green” industry.
If the forecast is correct, the conservative, anti-establishment coalition could secure 245 out of 400 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 127 of 200 seats in the Senate, garnering a comfortable majority in both legislatures.
In less than three months, Americans will vote in a midterm election to decide their state-elected congressional representatives. The stakes are high, since many trends in American politics are decided at the state level.
Mario Draghi’s ability to reform the Italian state was seen by Brussels as the fruit of a new European solidarity mechanism—a recovery plan financed by a common debt. These prospects have collapsed like a house of cards.
In Andalusia, VOX was not really working to expand its electorate. It simply reinforced its existing messaging, retained its basic brand, and preserved its core voter base. In this way, it hoped to secure a coalition with the PP and avoid “stealing” too many votes, which might have divided the Right in parliament.
The manifesto is part of a general policy of raising awareness concerning Latin America’s dire political situation, and building a common front, partly through the Foro Madrid, a counterweight to the Sao Paulo Forum and Puebla Group.
After losing several German states to the Social-Democrats, the Christian-Democrats of the CDU have won two elections within 8 days. But the real winners are the Green party, who have established themselves as unquestioned kingmakers.
A new film by Dinesh D’Souza exposes organized abuse of the mail-in ballot and early voting system in order to tip the election. However, this scenario remains hypothetical; to win the debate, D’Souza needs to address a list of weaknesses with his film.
French paradox: no one wants to give Emmanuel Macron a majority, but all the projections in seats suggest that he will have a comfortable majority. It has been a long time since France has not been in such an absurd, not to say grotesque, political situation.
Robert Golob is a former solar energy entrepreneur. Pre-election polls showed him neck and neck with conservative Janez Janša, but did not predict a victory with a gap of nearly 10%. Robert Golob’s party is a newcomer on the Slovenian political scene.
Liberal democracy is centered around the idea that a majority vote in parliament should have unrestricted jurisdiction to change society as the majority sees fit. By contrast, Hungary and America have constitutions that protect the country against runaway majorities.
The attack comes a month after Germany’s Federal Interior Ministry released figures which revealed that, for the third consecutive year, members and politicians from the AfD were victimized by political violence more frequently than those of any other party represented in the Bundestag.
Overall, congratulations from European leaders to the reappointed prime minister have been slow or lukewarm, while the majority of European media outlets have been critical. No official reaction came from the offices in Paris, Berlin, or Rome.
These attacks were exploited by both parties as evidence of the current administration’s poor handling of security and immigration. Despite the spin, they actually testify to the advanced deterioration of the political climate in France: an accumulation of tensions in society, ready to flare up at any moment.
An outburst of criticism accompanied this last-minute candidacy. For several weeks Emmanuel Macron has been accused of taking advantage of the pandemic, and of the war, to dodge debates about his time in office, now coming to an end.
Today in France, taking a sovereignist line is unfortunately understood as Putinolatry, and it is extremely difficult to hear a balanced point of view on what the positioning of a strong France in the international game should be.
Never before has the approval of presidential candidates generated such tension: the deadline for the deposit of sponsorships was set for March 4th, so validation really came at the last minute for major candidates who were nevertheless guaranteed to gather at least 10% of the vote.
In just over a week, nominations for candidates for the French presidential election will be closed. The stakes are high. Reform of the process is indispensable, both for the present and for the future.
After Trump took office as president, the alleged server infiltration by Clinton’s lawyers targeted the White House. The purpose, according to Special Counsel Durham, was to build a false narrative accusing Trump of collaborating with the Russian government in order to win the 2016 election.
Marking the beginning of his reelection campaign, Viktor Orbán focused his annual state of the nation address on the shortcomings of the opposition, the economical and social achievements of his administration, and his diplomatic, but clear, stance on foreign politics.
There is nothing dramatic per se about a new party in the Riksdag. What is unique about the new party Nyans emerging in the 2022 election cycle is that it springs from the Islamist environment in Sweden.
A new poll that surveyed the opinions of French women has revealed nearly seven in ten support banning foreigners who haven’t lived in the country for at least five years from accessing the social welfare system.
Marine Le Pen speaks to working-class France, while Zemmour’s electorate comes from the bourgeoisie—two pieces of the same puzzle which for the moment do not manage to fit together, neither in the one nor in the other.
Some 1,000 activists, including 200 radical leftist militants, gathered around the city’s Porte de Paris monument on Saturday afternoon, before marching a few streets over to block off access to the Grand Palais, the location of Zemmour’s rally.
The re-election of the outgoing president was the only solution that the Italian political class could find to ensure that Prime Minister Mario Draghi—who appeared to be the only one able to reassure the financial markets and ensure the proper implementation of the stimulus plan for Italy—would remain in government.
The Costa government had promised a break with the austerity policies imposed by the European Union. But political analysts use the word “disenchantment” to characterize the policies of the governing party. The socialist Costa government is now paying for the effects of the pandemic on the Portuguese economy.
Zemmour regularly claims in his speeches his affiliation with the former RPR, and his desire to achieve a “union of the Right.” He hopes to gather within his candidacy all the families of the French Right attached to national identity, sovereignty, a certain economic liberalism, and a (moderate) social conservatism.
At this time, no coalition has endorsed a candidate. While the current Prime Minister Mario Draghi is the favourite for the presidential election, his potential election would cause as many problems as it would solve.
Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjárto told Tucker Carlson that the “patriotic, Christian-based policies” presently being pursued by Hungary’s national-conservative government pose a serious threat to the hegemony of the international liberal mainstream.
The distribution of votes among the various right-wing candidates resembles a game of communicating vessels. Marine Le Pen is ploughing her own furrow. Eric Zemmour puts ‘des mots sur des maux’ (words on evils): it is what he does best. He can participate in the reconfiguration of the French right. Will he go much further?
The April 3rd round of elections, the earliest allowed by law since the last elections in 2018, poses the greatest electoral challenge incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has faced since his Fidesz party first won a parliamentary majority in 2010. Now, diverse opposition parties have banded together in an attempt to unseat Fidesz.
Until a few months ago, the French media believed that the presidential campaign would be a repeat of the 2017 campaign, with a second round that would pit Emmanuel Macron against Marine Le Pen and end with the re-election of Emmanuel Macron. Today, nothing is written in stone, and the fundamentally unpredictable nature of political life gives us hope.
The parliament’s formal dissolution took place two months ahead of the previously-announced snap election, which was initially triggered in October when lawmakers rejected the Socialist minority government’s 2022 budget proposal.