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Populist Party Makes Gains in Liechtenstein Parliament

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Populism in Europe made its presence felt in Liechtenstein, following the alpine microstate’s parliamentary elections this past weekend. The Independents, a relatively new right-wing populist party, gained the largest electoral victory at 18.4 percent of the vote. In addition, the left-wing, anti-monarchist party, Free List, captured 12.6 percent of the vote (Politico). The victories of […]

Pro-Russian Candidates Elected in Bulgaria and Moldova

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On November 13, Bulgaria and Moldova held presidential elections where pro-Russian candidates were voted in. Both countries are former Soviet satellites that had incumbent pro-European governments. Bulgarian President-elect Rumen Radev plans to pressure the European Union to remove sanctions on Russia (BBC). He then plans to seek increased ties with the Russian government in order […]

Obama Rallies Swing States behind Clinton

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President of the United States Barack Obama has joined Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in Florida. Recent polls suggest that Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump are neck-to-neck. Obama has made a whirlwind tour of the swing states, urging support for Clinton preparing for the election on November 8, 2016 (EuroNews). Racial […]

Putin Denies Involvement in U.S. Elections

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Russian President Vladimir Putin stated on October 12 that Russia did not hack into U.S. Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails (Reuters 1). Putin said, “They started this hysteria, saying this [hacking] is in Russia’s interests, but this has nothing to do with Russia’s interests” (Reuters 1). Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a Russian ultra-nationalist, warned the American […]