Irish leadership contest to be two-horse race

He has kept Ireland waiting far longer than initially expected, but Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s inevitable resignation finally came yesterday afternoon. The competition to succeed him both as leader of the Fine Gael party and head of the country’s minority government will be a two-horse race between Housing Minister Simon Coveney and Social Protection Minister Leo […]

Resurgent CDU in best poll since January

Today’s weekly Forsa survey for Stern and RTL shows Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU adding national momentum to its big weekend regional victory in Nordrhein-Westfalen. At 38 per cent, the CDU achieves its best voting intention score with Forsa since 18 January. Moreover this is the best poll for the Christian Democrats with any of Germany’s […]