Global Affairs

Far-right results overshadow incumbent’s win in Portugal presidential run

On Sunday the 24th of January, amid record rates of infection with over 11,000 new cases a day, Portugal went to the polls to choose its next president. As expected, the centre-right incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa easily won in the first round with 60.7% of the vote. However, it was the candidate placing third Read More…

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Italian PM Conte resigns as coalition government crumbles

On the morning of Tuesday, the 26th of January, centrist Giuseppe Conte, the Italian Prime Minister, announced his resignation at a cabinet meeting before formally handing it in to President Sergio Mattarella. This adds to two weeks of instability after former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pulled the support of his party, liberal Italia Viva (IV), Read More…