Contemporary Voting in Europe: Patterns and Trends by Alexis Chommeloux, Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan

By Alexis Chommeloux, Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan

This booklet offers an unique, foreign and multidisciplinary point of view at the fresh and huge political and constitutional adjustments in Europe. The members hide adjustments from numerous key eu nations, even if ecu Union participants, applicant participants, non-EU participants or very likely former individuals, particularly France, Germany, the uk, Denmark, Spain, the Western Balkans and Switzerland. the quantity bargains a unprecedented realizing of up to date ecu societies by way of studying how people’s offerings as voters and citizens have motivated and will effect these adjustments and therefore make a distinction through elections and referendums. it is going to entice scholars and students of ecu stories, comparative politics, and vote casting behaviour, in addition to to the broader readership attracted to present affairs and eu matters.

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31. Cabinet Office (2010) The Coalition: Our Programme for Government. 32. Under which Wales would have lost a quarter of its constituencies. 33. Characterised by plurality voting and territorial representation. BIBLIOGRAPHY Baston, Lewis (June 2014, 16–25) “After the deluge; UKIP’s victories in last month’s elections have changed the political landscape” (Progress) British Academy/Learned Society of Wales (October 2013) Wales, the UK and Europe Butler, David, and David Marquand (1981) EU Elections and British Politics.

The paradox, therefore, is that the 2014 European Elections might have a more decisive impact on British politics than on the European Parliament. Indeed, in spite of the breakthrough of anti-Europe nationalist parties such as UKIP in the UK or the Front National in France, the pro-Europe Conservative People’s Party (EPP)—though 60 seats down— is still the largest political force within the European Parliament (with 212 of the 751 MEPs). It was strong enough to vote in Juncker as president despite his sombre record in fixing a tax concession programme in secret with major corporations for the benefit of Luxembourg during his long premiership there.

Cabinet Office (2010) The Coalition: Our Programme for Government (London: HM Government). 6. The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011 also extended the terms of the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly of Wales. 7. Under the Salisbury Convention, the House of Lords is expected to vote— without trying to delay—the draft bills contained in the manifesto. 8. In the last legislative elections in Greece on 25 January 2015, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party emerged as the country’s third political force slightly ahead of the Pro-European centre-left party Potami that had hoped to come third.

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