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Presidential Election in Colombia
28 | June | 2018

The conservative candidate Ivan Duque (a protégé of former President Álvaro Uribe) won the second round of Colombia’s presidential election with 54% of the vote against left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro (42%). This ballot was marked by the polarization between the candidates and within society, and the outlook on the peace agreement, signed in 2016 with FARC, was one of the chief points of dissent between candidates.

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Italian-style government
21 | June | 2018

After several days of alarm in Europe and the markets, following the presidential veto to the first government proposal by 5 Stars and Northern League, the coalition partners have agreed upon a new government under the leadership of law professor Giuseppe Conte, defining migration issues as one of the main flags of their mandate.

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Spain: Changes at the Moncloa
21 | June | 2018

In Spain, the approval of a no-confidence vote against the PP government headed by Mariano Rajoy led to the appointment of Pedro Sánchez as prime minister of a PSOE government that gathers the parliamentary support of a number of left-wing and nationalist parties.

 

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Elections in Hungary
19 | April | 2018

The general election in Hungary gave a landslide victory to Viktor Orbán's right-wing nationalist party Fidesz. His anti-immigration agenda and the backlash on democratic rights and guarantees have relaunched the debate on the democratic crisis and the development of populist parties and movements in Europe.

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