Posts tagged as parliamentary elections

Lithuanian FM fails to secure seat in parliamentary elections

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, who ran with the Social Democratic Labour Party (LSDDP), failed to secure a seat in the parliamentary elections on Sunday. Because the LSDP has failed to get into the parliament, and Linkevičius has dropped out in the single-member constituency race, his future options remain uncertain. “I’ll try to be of use for Lithuania somehow, no matter what that position would be,” he said. Linkevičius said…

Angela Merkel promises stability in spite of Social Democratic Party losing their leader

Monday, June 3, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the government coalition will continue working in spite of the fact that Social Democratic Party’s leader Andrea Nahles has decided to step down, BBC reports. «I would like to say on behalf of the government, we will continue the government’s work with all seriousness. We will above all do it with a great sense of responsibility,» Merkel said. Angela Merkel said she respects Nahles’ «far…

New political party Estonia 200 to take part in parliamentary elections with full list

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Estonia 200 political movement decided to become a political party and take part in the upcoming parliamentary elections with a full list at a general meeting on Saturday. “Estonia 200 is a party that brings together specialists in their respective fields and people not satisfied with only short-term political promises, but who wish to realize long-term decisions. We are not tied down by the constraints of political technology and…

Did a ‘Pro-Russian’ Party Win Big in Latvia?

Thursday, October 11, 2018

After the results from Latvia’s parliamentary elections were announced on October 6, headlines declared a big victory for the “pro-Russian” Social Democratic Party, better known as “Harmony.” “Pro-Russian Harmony tipped to be Latvia’s largest party following election,” a Guardian headline read. “Populist Wave Hits Latvia, Lifting Pro-Russia Party in Election,” was the New York Times’ take. One of the most alarmist headlines came from the The Daily Express: “Latvia election result sparks EU crisis…