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Just the Facts: Italian General Election, 4 March 2018

The Italian electorate went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new Parliament made up of the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) and the Senate (Upper House).  The centre-left Democratic Party (PD) had been in power since the last general election in February 2013.  The anti-establishment Five Star Movement […]

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Just the Facts: Informal European Council meeting, 23 February 2018

On Friday, 23 February 2018, the European Council met in Brussels at an informal meeting to discuss the EU’s long-term budgetary plans and Institutional issues.  Brexit, relations with Turkey, and Syria were also discussed.  The meeting took place under the Leaders’ Agenda and as the discussions were future-orientated, leaders met […]

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Just the Facts: Cyprus Presidential Election 2018

Presidential elections took place in the Republic of Cyprus over the course of two rounds of voting, with the first round taking place on 28 January 2018.  Nine candidates stood for election, including the incumbent President, Nicos Anastasiades.  Voters went to the polls once again in the run-off on Sunday, […]

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Just the Facts: Finnish Presidential Election 2018

Presidential elections were held in Finland on Sunday, 28 January 2018, with eight candidates contesting the election. Finnish President, Sauli Niinistö, was re-elected for a second term as President. For the first time since 1994, there was no second round run-off as President Niinistö secured more than 50 per cent […]

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