Norway: The Parliamentary Election Campaign – September 2017

Parliamentary elections took place in Norway on 11 September. The results for the main parties in the 169 seat were:   Labour Party (AP) 27.4% (-3.4%) 49 seats (-6)   Conservative Party (Hoyre) 25% (-1.8%) 45 seats (-3)   Progress Party (FrP) 15.2% (-1.2%) 27 seats (-2)   Centre Party (Sp) 10.3% (+4.8%) 19 seats … Continue reading Norway: The Parliamentary Election Campaign – September 2017

Serbia: Aleksandar Vucic, New Realism on the Kosovo Question

New Realism on the Kosovo Question? On 24 July an article by Aleksandar Vucic, the newly elected Serbian President and leader of the governing Serbian Progressive Party, SNS, was published in the popular Serbian daily newspaper Blic. In this article Aleksandar Vucic called for the Serbs to conduct an ‘internal dialogue’ over the Kosovo question … Continue reading Serbia: Aleksandar Vucic, New Realism on the Kosovo Question

Kosovo: Forming A New Government After the Elections

An Inconclusive Election: On 10 May Isa Mustafa (born 1951), the Prime Minister of Kosovo and leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo – LDK, lost a parliamentary vote of no-confidence after his coalition allies from the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) voted with the opposition. The no-confidence vote was the culmination of a series … Continue reading Kosovo: Forming A New Government After the Elections

Italy: The Five Star Movement Prospects for the Forthcoming Election

Five Star’s Municipal Elections Setback: Italy’s populist Five Star Movement led by Beppe Grillo (born 1948) suffered a significant electoral set back in the two round Italian local elections which took place on 11/25 June 2017. The Five Star Movement got through to the second round run-off in only 1 of the 25 largest cities … Continue reading Italy: The Five Star Movement Prospects for the Forthcoming Election