Europee

Europee

Europee

Traduzione di Irene Fratellini. Introduzione Contrariamente alla tendenza europea generale, il Partito Laburista Maltese ha comodamente vinto le elezioni tenutesi il 25 maggio ottenendo 4 dei 6 seggi che spettano al suo paese nel Parlamento Europeo. Anche nel 2014 il partito aveva ottenuto la maggioranza dei voti, ma soltanto tre eurodeputati (Carammia and Pace, 2015). Il Partito Nazionalisra di opposizione non è invece riuscito a frenare la sua discesa elettorale iniziata nel lontano 2004; tuttavia è riuscito a vincere due seggi. Come nelle precedenti tre elezioni europarlamentari, i partiti eurofili hanno vinto più del 96% di voti. Ciò era già...

The context The 2019 European elections were held only a few months after the October 2018 parliamentary elections. Surveys for the latter elections had predicted that the Christian Social People’s Party (CSV) would win votes and return into government after being an opposition party for the second time since World War II during the 2013-2018 parliament. In the end, the CSV lost 5.2 percentage points of the national vote and two of its parliamentary seats, while the government coalition of the liberal DP, the social democratic LSAP and the Greens kept a majority of seats (31 out of 60) and...

Context 2019 EP elections in Estonia took place amidst a heated political atmosphere that prevailed in the aftermath of the general election held less than three months prior. In a “remarkable failure of mainstream politics” (Walker, 2019), two liberal parties, Reform and Centre (both members of the ALDE group in the EP), failed to cooperate in the process of government formation. Having rejected an invitation by the victorious Reform Party to start coalition talks, the incumbent Centre Party formed a coalition with two right-wing parties, including a moderate Pro Patria and an illiberal, xenophobic, and eurosceptic Estonian Conservative People’s Party...

  Introduction Contrary to the general European trend, the Maltese Labour Party won the European election held on the 25 May by a comfortable majority and took four of the six European parliament seats allotted to Malta. In 2014 it had also won a majority of votes, but only three seats (Carammia and Pace, 2015). The opposition Nationalist Party failed to arrest its electoral decline whose roots go back to 2004, but won the other two seats. As in the previous three European elections the Europhile parties won more than 96% of the valid votes cast. This is consistent with...