Tag: elections

Op-Ed: Liberalism, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union

Can liberalism rescue Bosnia and Herzegovina from nationalism-driven politics? Senad Osmanovic says yes. The discussion surrounding the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina has for years been at a stalemate, where old ideas and phrases get refashioned in Brussels, and returned to the country in new ​packaging. These packages promise economic development, prosperity, reforms,…

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A Preliminary Guide to Slovenia’s Presidential Elections

Slovenia’s presidential elections are scheduled for the end of the year. Will incumbent #instapresident Borut “Barbie” Pahor emerge triumphant, or will Slovenia lurch nativist right wing, becoming the EU’s next Poland? Our Slovenia correspondent Pengovsky takes a look at the state of presidential play in Melania Trump’s homeland, with illustrations taken from…

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The Structure

This week saw some major shifts on the political scene in Bosnia, as independent and non-major party candidates won key positions in local mayoral elections throughout the Federation. The country’s Bosniak community now faces unfamiliar challenges and political fragmentation on both the left and the right. Nedim Jahić walks us through it. More than 1,720,000 citizens…

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Op-Ed: Remember, Remember the 11th of December

Macedonia finally looks like it will hold long-delayed elections on December 11th. After two years of protest, Ivana Jordanovska predicts a victory for the opposition. Two years ago, Macedonia stood in awe as students of the state universities organized the biggest student protest in the history of the country’s independence.…

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