Refusing to vote for an uninspiring social democrat and ending up with a xenophobe. Sound familiar?
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.
The social democrat must unite the Italian left before persuading voters to give him a second chance.
The populist Movement for the Future of Curaçao will likely be kept out of power.
The same urban-rural and educational splits we saw with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump appear in France.
Social democrats lose when they try to be all things to all people. Better to side with the progressive middle class.
France’s traditional parties have failed to adapt to a shift in the political landscape that is happening across Europe.
The French leftist’s views are much more extreme than the American’s.
Leadership battles continue to mar the nationalist party while the abating refugee crisis has taken the wind out of its sails.
American and British writers have a tendency to project own their doubts about the EU on the people living in it.
The prime minister calls for an early election despite earlier rejecting the need for one.
The president has reversed himself on major international issues, but he could just as easily change his mind again.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon climbs in the polls at the expense of the mainstream Socialist Party.