Category Archives: International Affairs

Liberals Surge to Parliamentary Majority in Canadian Election

After a lengthy 78 day election campaign that saw the Conservatives, Liberals, and New Democrats swapping positions in the polls throughout, Canadian voters at last went to the polls on Monday. The polls, which had shown a slight lead for … Continue reading

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Canadian Election Still a Three Way Race as Campaign Passes Midpoint

Barely a month remains until the next Canadian election, and the campaign has reached its halfway point. While early in the campaign it appeared as if the New Democratic Party would continue its slight lead in the polls, recent weeks … Continue reading

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Canada’s Upcoming Election Could Lead to Political Realignment

In just about two months on October 19, Canada will go to the polls to decide on the next Parliament. The 2015 election will be very different from past elections for several reasons. For one, the campaign will be the … Continue reading

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Conservatives Win Shock Majority in UK Elections

With the polls contentious and showing a close result between the Conservatives and Labour and a near certainty of a long government formation ahead, the night of May 7 was expected to be an exciting night. However, the predictions for … Continue reading

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With the UK General Election in Two Days, a Smooth Government Formation Appears Unlikely

In the United Kingdom, the general election that will decide all 650 seats in Parliament and the next British government is drawing to a close. The elections are less than one week away, and the parties’ campaigns are in their … Continue reading

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The UK Seven-Party Election Debate

With just one month left before the British general election, the election campaign is now in full swing. On April 2, the parties competing for seats in England, Wales, and Scotland held a landmark debate featuring all seven major parties … Continue reading

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In the UK, the Beginning of Five or Six Party Politics?

The British political system appears to be headed for a massive shakeup ahead of the coming parliamentary election in May.  For nearly the past century, Britain has been dominated by the Conservative and Labour parties, with only two incidents of … Continue reading

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