Europe

Europe

November 29, 2018
Each day, 21votes gathers election and political news from a different region of the world. Thursdays we explore the Europe. 21votes doesn’t necessarily endorse all of the views contained in all of the linked articles.

Andalucia, with fields full of grain

Andalucia (with fields full of grain, as noted by the Doors) will hold regional elections on Sunday. Politico suggests some things to watch.

#Resign

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will likely form an alliance with the nationalists for the March local elections. Meanwhile. Hurriyet reports that a dean at a university in Konya had to resign after tweeting that he would not vote for any female candidates because “being a good housewife is much more necessary than being a minister, mayor or successful businesswoman.”

Europeans

Campaigning for the European Parliament elections continues vigorously. Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, plans to run in Germany for the European Parliament on the list of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 party, or DiEM25, whose supporters include the likes of Julian Assange and Noam Chomsky. This weekend, the party will choose its other candidates. Varoufakis plans to campaign around Europe as a “Spitzenkandidat,” or leading candidate, for the party.

No government yet

Wrangling continues in the parliaments in Sweden and Latvia, neither of which have new governments following elections in September and October, respectively. Since Sweden has been a democracy, they have never gone this long without a government.

No government yet

Wrangling continues in the parliaments in Sweden and Latvia, neither of which have new governments following elections in September and October, respectively. Since Sweden has been a democracy, they have never gone this long without a government.

Macedonian blues

Macedonia opposition continues to protest the name change agreement with Greece.

Upcoming Elections in the News

Andalucia, Spain – December 2, 2018
Andalucia (with fields full of grain, as noted by the Doors) will hold regional elections on Sunday. Politico suggests some things to watch.

Turkey – March 31, 2019
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will likely form an alliance with the nationalists for the March local elections. Meanwhile. Hurriyet reports that a dean at a university in Konya had to resign after tweeting that he would not vote for any female candidates because “being a good housewife is much more necessary than being a minister, mayor or successful businesswoman.”

EU Elections – May 2019
Campaigning for the European Parliament elections continues vigorously. Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, plans to run in Germany for the European Parliament on the list of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 party, or DiEM25, whose supporters include the likes of Julian Assange and Noam Chomsky. This weekend, the party will choose its other candidates. Varoufakis plans to campaign around Europe as a “Spitzenkandidat,” or leading candidate, for the party.

Recent Elections in the News

Wrangling continues in the parliaments in Sweden and Latvia, neither of which have new governments following elections in September and October, respectively. Since Sweden has been a democracy, they have never gone this long without a government.

Other Regional News and Views

Macedonia opposition continues to protest the name change agreement with Greece.

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