Horror week for Hamon, momentum for Mélenchon

Parti Socialiste Presidential candidate Benoit Hamon ended a dreadful week confronted by an Odoxa poll for Le Point, released on Friday evening, giving him a record low of just 8 per cent in first round voting intentions. On Wednesday came the blow of former PM Manuel Valls, the man Hamon defeated in the PS primary, […]

Election result: Bulgarian Parliament 2017

Just over four months after centre-right Prime Minister Boyko Borissov submitted his government’s resignation on16 November, Bulgarians went to the polls yesterday in early parliamentary elections. Borissov’s GERB party topped the poll, maintaining a rock-steady 32.7 per cent share of the vote and taking an estimated 96 seats in the 240-member unicameral National Assembly. The […]

Big two steady in Ireland as Sinn Fein dips

Both opposition Fianna Fail and minority governing party Fine Gael hold steady in this month’s Red C poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post. Meanwhile Sinn Fein’s boost from Fine Gael’s troubles and a successful Northern Irish Assembly election may be starting to fade. Compared to a month ago, SF is down two points with […]