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Democrats pick up the House as power in Washington gets reshuffled

It is November the 7th and the US midterms have passed. Even though votes are still being counted, we can get a general impression from the results so far. The Democratic party has won control of the House of Representatives, being forecasted to hold around 229 seats to the Republicans' 206. The Democrats won slightly …

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UK Conservatives fail to gain a majority in shock General Election

The British Conservative Party has lost its 2015 majority, in what was a striking rebuttal of Theresa May’s attempt to increase her majority and strengthen her negotiating position for Brexit. Luckily for the Tories, they will most likely be able to form a coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. Theresa May has …

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Far-right nationalism is dealt a second blow, as Le Pen is defeated in France

Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France, after winning 66% of the vote in yesterday’s election. This is Macron’s victory as much as it is Le Pen’s defeat, voters rejecting her nationalist-populist platform. Macron managed to win in almost every regional district, marking a landslide victory that hasn’t been seen in France since Jacques …

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The Result of the Dutch election marks the beginning of the end for right-wing populism

The Dutch General Election of March 2017 marked the victory of Mark Rutte’s VVD, and more importantly, it represented a notable rejection of Geert Wilders and his populist, nationalist, Eurosceptic PVV. Despite opinion polls having the PVV leading on occasion even by 10 points, Wilders lost the election by 8.2% and will not be a …

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