Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party surges in polls amid EU’s Eurosceptic wave

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have gained ground in a recent poll, pulling almost even with the ruling Social Democrats, ahead of an election in September. Similar parties have won recent elections in Slovenia and Italy. The poll, conducted for Sweden’s Expressen newspaper and published Monday, has put the Sweden Democrats in second place, with 21 […]

Voter turnout at Russian polls – why pay attention

Russian politicians, researchers and reporters all attach great importance to voter turnout. To understand this, RT compares preliminary figures from polling stations to those from other countries and other periods in history. Is there a way to forecast it? The discussion about future turnout started way before the actual presidential campaign, along with attempts to […]

Italian polls prove again EU project ‘is not working,’ says UKIP as voters back anti-establishment

As projections show that voters in Italy are giving a cold shoulder to the ruling center-left, it’s proof yet again that the EU project is not working, UKIP said in reaction to Sunday’s poll. “The election in Italy just adds more weight that the EU project is not working. But we all know what the […]

Newcomer Euroskeptic, anti-migrant party jumps to 2nd spot in Dutch polls

The support for the Forum for Democracy (FVD) has increased more than 8 percent since last year’s election in the Netherlands, with the new party that wants an EU membership referendum now sharing second spot in the polls. The FVD was founded in 2016 and received just 1.8 percent or two parliament seats in the […]

South Korea’s president drops in polls as few support plan to include North Koreans on Olympic team

Shutterstock South Korea’s President Moon Jae In’s popularity has dipped after a series of political dust-ups and disapproval of including North Koreans in South Korean Olympic endeavors. South Korean and North Korean women will compete in hockey, with the North Korean athletes being included in the game for political reasons, rather than their merit as […]

Roy Moore campaign press conference goes off the rails as surrogates rant about accusers and ‘fake polls’ from Fox News

Associated Press/Brynn Anderson Campaign surrogates for Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, defended Moore on Tuesday at a fiery press conference. Moore strategist Dean Young said Moore’s accusers, the news media, and establishment Republicans were making up the allegations against Moore. Young said Alabama voters were put there by God to decide […]

Chileans go to polls to vote in 1st round of presidential election

Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 12:16 Polls opened in Chile on Sunday, with the nation choosing a new leader among eight registered candidates. Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera, 67, who already served as the country’s president from 2010 to 2014, is seen as the frontrunner. The former president has promised to revive the Chilean economy by […]

Russian elections boss proposes stepping up public monitoring of polls

Published time: 9 Oct, 2017 13:42 The head of Russia’s Central Elections Commission has suggested to President Vladimir Putin an increase in the monitoring of voting by representatives of political parties and non-government groups, in order to further boost political transparency. Read more “We should consider increasing the public monitoring of elections, I mean bringing […]

FC Barcelona plays in empty stadium as defiant Catalans go to polls despite crackdown

One of the most popular teams in world sport had the bizarre experience of playing in a deserted 99,000 seater stadium on Sunday as FC Barcelona faced off against Las Palmas while Catalans voted in an independence referendum amidst a violent police crackdown. Barcelona, featuring Lionel Messi and numerous other soccer superstars, took to the […]