Under the pretext of investigating the Russia’s influence in Poland, the newly formed polish parliamentary commission has been granted the authority to silence the opposition and impose a ban on individuals holding public positions for up to 10 years. In the light of the upcoming fall parliamentary elections, this tool strikes at those seeking to run in the elections or get appointed.
Several years of caretaker governance, frequent elections, and inability to form a stable, legitimate, and broadly supported coalition suffice for breaking the spirit of many who believe Bulgaria could thrive as a proper democracy, and the result of the April 2023 general election also points in the same direction.
While the time remaining until the parliamentary elections in Poland is shrinking dramatically, the opposition still cannot decide in what configuration it will go to fight the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, which is gathering wind in its sails. The endless confusion was deepened by the so-called ‘civic poll’, the results of which were to be the crowning argument for “one list”.
The Estonian Riigikogu recently condemned the annexation of the territory of Ukraine and declared the Russian regime terrorist.
Under the noble slogan of increasing the openness of public life, Solidarna Polska MPs actually want to make information of a private nature public, which is in keeping with the negative climate created by the current government.
A total of 469 seats in the U.S. Congress (34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 8, 2022. Midterms often serve as a referendum on the administration in power while setting the table for the next presidential elections.
On April 24, a parliamentary election took place in Slovenia. The results reflect a clear message from voters that the government needs to change. In mature liberal democracies, a change in government is a time for reflection for all involved in the politics of a country.
This special issue of the 4liberty.eu Newsletter provides an overview of the articles published on the 4liberty.eu website tackling the forthcoming Hungarian parliamentary election.
Unhack Democracy, a pro-democracy NGO and election watchdog that works to support electoral integrity in Europe, revealed with over 1000 poll worker testimonies across 4 elections in Hungary that there has been a systematic erosion of the country’s electoral integrity.