Tag Archives: Politics of Europe

07Nov/17

Sex scandals did not stop Berlusconi’s political resurrection

MILAN, ITALY (‪‪NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (FORZA ITALIA) – Four-time former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was once more stealing newspaper headlines on Tuesday (November 7) after his right-wing bloc relished a huge political victory in regional elections in Sicily. Continue reading

25Sep/17

Split emerges in German far right as co-leader storms out of news conference

BERLIN, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Divisions emerged in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Monday (September 25), a day after it took third place in a national election, as its co-leader said she would not sit in parliament with AfD members. Continue reading

10Apr/17

Far-right’s Le Pen sets her eyes on French election win

Polls indicate that French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s “detoxifying” of her party’s image, shifting the focus onto the forgotten victims of globalisation, has been a success and many see her topping the first round vote on April 23. But they also see her losing the second round run-off to a mainstream rival.
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24Jun/15

Dutch far right politician airs Mohammad cartoons on TV

Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders airs cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Dutch television as part of public broadcast time allocated to political parties to generate publicity.

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23May/15

Adams says Ireland’s ‘yes’ result “huge day for equality”

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams welcomes Ireland’s landslide ‘yes’ vote for same-sex marriage and says it is a “huge day for equality”.

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08May/15

UK Polls: UKIP leader steps down

(UK POOL/ITN) – The leader of Britain’s anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has stepped down from his post after failing to win a seat in the country’s parliament, election officials said on Friday (May 8).
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08May/15

UK’s Clegg quits as Liberal Democrat leader

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg resigns after his party’s “crushing” defeat in the UK general election.

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