Referendum result: Abortion in Ireland

Irish citizens voted by a clear two to one majority yesterday to reform the Republic’s constitution, paving the way for parliamentary legislation to permit abortion for the first time in the state’s history. The strength of the vote in favour of repealing the 8th amendment to the constitution, which banned abortion, was overwhelming across all […]

Cracks in Orban’s dominance, but Fidesz lead still massive with one month to vote

Controversial Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban continues to enjoy massive opinion poll leads with exactly one month until parliamentary elections on Sunday 8 April. However several recent developments have given his opponents at home and abroad a glimmer of hope that he will not be re-elected with an overwhelming majority. Firstly, while Orban’s right-wing Fidesz-KDNP […]

Election results: Italian Regions 2018

With all eyes on Italy’s parliamentary election last weekend, voting held on the same day for assemblies in two of the country’s most significant regions, Lazio and Lombardia, were somewhat overlooked. In both, regional Presidencies were retained by the incumbent parties – easily in the case of the Centre Right alliance in Lombardia, and narrowly […]