The next French president could have a hard time governing without a majority in the National Assembly.
Nick Ottens is an author and political analyst from the Netherlands who specializes in political trends in Europe and North America. He owns and edits the Atlantic Sentinel and was formerly a Europe correspondent for The Prague Post and a project manager for the Wikistrat consultancy.
Stefan Löfven tries to do what his counterparts in the Netherlands could not: win back voters from the far right.
The party is more comfortable appealing to ethnic minorities and liberal college graduates.
Benoît Hamon and the far left accuse social democrats like Manuel Valls of betraying the party.
With Britain out, other EU nations have no reason to push back against Spanish irredentism anymore.
The Dutch government overrules the interim government of Curaçao, insisting that elections go forward.
The American president imitates his Russian counterpart in bending the law to benefit himself and his friends.
Whether he realizes it or not, Nigel Farage is doing Vladimir Putin a favor by dividing California against itself.
Manuel Valls is voting for the centrist frontrunner as opposed to the candidate of his own Socialist Party.
Britain is leaving the European Union without much hope of remaining in the single market.
The new president seems ignorant of the past and mistakes NATO’s 2-percent spending goal for loyalty.
In her battle for control of the party, Susana Díaz must convince Socialists their best hopes lie in the center.