Lithuanian Presidential Election, May 2019

Lithuania held two rounds of voting in May to replace Dalia Grybauskaitė, the seventh and first female President since its Restoration of Independence in 1990.  On 26 May, the ‘independent candidate’  Gitanas Nauseda was elected as the country’s new President.  Background Lithuania operates under a ‘semi-presidential’ system, whereby executive control is split between the President and…

Belgian General Election, May 2019

Sunday, 26 May turned out to be a very eventful day for Belgian politics. Not only did the Belgian electorate select 21 MEPs to represent them in the European Parliament, but voters also took to the polls to elect regional and federal parliaments. Introduction Belgium is a federal constitutional monarchy with elections taking place every…