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ITALY | Referendum reverse prompts Renzi resignation

Monday, 5 December 2016, 16:42 | Source: HOPE note hate |

Luca Orfeo reports from Rome In sections of the international media, yesterday’s results of the Italian referendum have already been simplified (and downgraded) to a populist vote in line with Brexit and Trump’s election in the USA. Before going into explanations and analysis, however, it is useful to line up the facts: • ...
AUSTRIA | Hofer humbled, FPÖ flops in Austria

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 21:00 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Martin Jordan in Vienna and Graeme Atkinson report Alexander Van der Bellen, a retired economics professor and former leader of the Green Party, won the Austrian presidential election against the far right FPÖ candidate Norbert Hofer today. The first calculations of the vote count, including a projection of the postal votes that ...
AUSTRIA | Austria rejects far-right candidate Norbert Hofer in presidential election

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 19:07 | Source: The Guardian | Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/04/far-right-party-concedes-defeat-in-austrian-presidential-election

Austria has decisively rejected the possibility of the European Union getting its first far-right head of state, instead electing a strongly pro-European former leader of the Green party as its next president. Alexander Van der Bellen, who ran as an independent, increased his lead over the Freedom party candidate, Norbert Hofer, ...
AUSTRIA | Far right has second chance in Austrian presidential election

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 00:25 | Source: Reuters | Click here for original article

Austria will provide a new gauge of the populist wave sweeping Western democracies on Sunday, as the divided country holds a vote that could deliver the first freely-elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War Two. The knife-edge presidential run-off is all the more dramatic for being a re-run ...
ITALY | Europe holds its breath as Italy heads to the polls for critical referendum

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 00:17 | Source: The Telegraph | Click here for original article

He burst on to Italy’s political scene two years ago promising to reshape his country’s moribund politics, but it was an exhausted, careworn Matteo Renzi who urged Italians to say "yes" to his constitutional reforms when they vote in a referendum on Sunday. "We have 48 decisive hours in which ...