Belarus: Opposition Spokeswoman Threatened With Deportation By Authorities

Anna Krasulina, spokeswoman for the opposition United Civil Party (UCP), has been ordered to leave Belarus by the authorities. Over recent years Aleksandar Lukakeshenka’s government has sought to present itself as liberalising and moving towards the West. The case of Anna Krasulina, and those involving other opposition and media representatives, however, demonstrates that the actions … Continue reading Belarus: Opposition Spokeswoman Threatened With Deportation By Authorities

Georgia: Opposition Calls for Protests After Second Round of Presidential Election

The results of the Georgian Presidential elections second round run-off on 28 November showed Salome Zurabishvili, the candidate of the governing Georgian Dream party to have defeated Grigol Vashadze, the candidate of the United Opposition. Zurabishvili secured 59.52% of the vote to 40.4% for Vashadze. The opposition have stated that this electoral victory was secured … Continue reading Georgia: Opposition Calls for Protests After Second Round of Presidential Election

Bosnia: Power Struggles Break Out in Republika Srpska Parties in Elections Aftermath

The victory of Milorad Dodik in the Republika Srpska in Bosnia’s recent elections has been followed by a series of defections, disruption, and splits within opposition parties. In the immediate aftermath of the elections this will allow Dodik to further strengthen his position. In the longer-term, however, the situation within the opposition parties is likely … Continue reading Bosnia: Power Struggles Break Out in Republika Srpska Parties in Elections Aftermath

Sweden: Political Deadlock Continues After New Attempt to Form Government Fails

On the morning of 14 November Ulf Kristersson, leader of the centre-right Moderate Party, failed to secure enough parliamentary support for a proposed Moderate and Christian Democrat minority government. This was the latest attempt to form a new administration following the inconclusive 9 September parliamentary elections. Negotiations on the formation of a new government are … Continue reading Sweden: Political Deadlock Continues After New Attempt to Form Government Fails

Georgia: Presidential Election Set for Run-Off After Strong Opposition Result

In Presidential Elections held in Georgia on 28 October Salome Zurabishvili, the candidate backed by the governing Georgian Dream party, gained 38.66% of the vote, narrowly ahead of Grigol Vashadze, the united opposition candidate, with 37.7% of the vote. Davit Bakradze, the European Georgia candidate, secured 10.97% of the vote. The elections will now go … Continue reading Georgia: Presidential Election Set for Run-Off After Strong Opposition Result

Bosnia: Elections in the Federation Produce Mixed Political Results

The elections which took place across Bosnian on 7 October saw the candidate of from the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) once again winning the Bosniak position on the Bosnian Presidency. The contest for Croat presidency position, however, saw significant change with the defeat of the candidate of the nationalist Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), and … Continue reading Bosnia: Elections in the Federation Produce Mixed Political Results

Bosnia: Elections in the Republika Srpska Bring Political Continuity and Signs of Change

n the elections across Bosnia on 7 October the Republika Srpska saw Milorad Dodik securing the position of Serb representative in the Bosnian presidency, the candidate he backed winning the contest for the President of the Republika Srpska, and his party becoming the largest group in the Republika Srpska assembly. Dodik is, however, set to … Continue reading Bosnia: Elections in the Republika Srpska Bring Political Continuity and Signs of Change