Tag Archives: Presidential Elections

Poland – Incumbent president Komorowski clear favourite as presidential campaign takes off

by Philipp Köker Poland will hold presidential elections on 10 May 2015. Until now 12 candidates have declared their intention to stand, yet until now the campaign has been rather slow. The main reason for this is the fact that only incumbent president Komorowski appears to be able to win the election – possibly even in the first […]

Comparing inaugural addresses of CEE presidents: Putting the country first?

by Philipp Köker (Note from the editors: This article is the quasi inauguration of a new series of articles on  presidents and presidential activism that we will publish in co-operation with http://www.presidentialactivism.com) On 21 January 2013, Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term as US president drawing thousands to the West front of the […]

An Unbearable Weight: Are We Looking Ahead to Twelve Years of Putin?

by Paolo Sorbello Vladimir Vladimirovich was used to obey. During his secret service years, he responded with martial accuracy to commands coming from the Kremlin. However, in the past twelve years, he had to learn to rule the Russian Federation from the driver’s seat. In fact, ever since the very last hours of the Nineteen-hundreds […]

Eastern Promises and Western Interpretations

Putin’s victory in Russia’s recent presidential elections hardly came as a surprise. Yet, it has not only sparked a number of protests within Russia but it has also given rise of a whole new set of debates within international media. Please find a selection of reports and comments on the Russian election results below: http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/03/after-election […]

Russian Presidential Elections 2012: Spring Feelings in Moscow while Putin heads for Another Victory

by Mateusz Zatonski The Russian presidential elections will be taking place on Sunday, March 4th. Voting has already been going on for weeks as light-house keepers, reindeer herders and gold seekers inhabiting the most remote areas of this enormous country have been given a go at the ballot box. Closer to civilization, Russia has been […]

Tomorrow’s Election: Is Finland Ready for a Gay President?

by Kristofer Jäntti This Sunday Finland will elect herself a brand new president to follow the two terms of Conan O’Brien’s look-alike Tarja Halonen. The question at hand is: is Finland ready continue on its progressive path and elect a gay man as head of the country and armed forces? Pekka Haavisto, the favourite of […]


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