Center for Electoral Forensics
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The Liberals Gain

The Dutch held their latest general election last Wednesday. Opinion polls suggested that the top two parties would be the Liberals and the Labor Party. While the election results did match these expectations, they also handed Geert Wilders, leader of the Party of Freedom, a resounding electoral defeat. What is…

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[Place de la République]

French Cohabitation?

In the May 6, 2012, run-off Presidential election, François Hollande beat Nikolas Sarkozy with a vote of 52 to 48%. With this, Hollande became the first Socialist president of France since François Mitterrand left in 1995. The next important question centers on the French Parliament: Will the people give Hollande…

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[View of Paris]

President Hollande of France

The May 6, 2012, presidential run-off election in France is now in the history books. François Hollande (PS) beat Nikolas Sarkozy (UMP) 52 to 48%. In the first round (Article: Sarkozy or Hollande?), Sarkozy came in second with 27% to Hollande's 29%. This marks the return of the Socialists to…

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