Articles on Elections & Referendums

France in Flux (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 20 June 2017

The rise of Macron has transformed the French political landscape – but its final shape is still emerging.

There is nothing to back expectations of a softer Brexit (Commentary)

Conor Quinn - 15 June 2017

The UK election has seen pundits lurch from one misguided certainty to another

Winners and losers in the UK election (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 09 June 2017

The UK election result emphatically confirmed the sense that the political class is out of touch with popular sentiment.

UK election: Brexit is back (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 02 June 2017

Corbyn’s focus on the domestic issues behind the Brexit vote, rather than on Brexit itself, may prove to be the better campaign strategy.

The Macron leak that wasn't (Commentary)

Stefan Soesanto - 09 May 2017

So stark is the absence of interesting information that one could conclude that the Macronleak was a false flag operation designed to point the finger at Russia.

Macron’s Foreign Policy: Claiming the tradition (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Jeremy Shapiro - 05 May 2017

Macron’s inexperience means he needs to reassure the electorate that he can manage the national security state.

Brexit, Trump, France: third time unlucky? (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 02 May 2017

A tumultuous election season has stirred up France's political landscape. While Macron seems likely to win, he needs to do so convincingly to create new stability.

Macron and the French Paradox (Commentary)

François Godement - 25 April 2017

While commentators focused largely on negative aspects, France has seen an unprecedentedly pro-European electoral campaign.

Planning for President Le Pen (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 21 April 2017

Europe must address seriously the possibility of Marine Le Pen winning, however unlikely it may seem.

Brexit looms large over UK election (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 19 April 2017

The Prime Minister’s opportunistic decision to capitalise on her strong domestic standing is complicated by the international context.