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Holyrood Elections 2021

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Key points:

  • Support for the SNP is consistent across all age groups, and particularly strong amongst female voters.
  • Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party has stalled around 4% of total support.
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Cote d'Ivoire

COTE D’IVOIRE: Ouattara declared winner, opposition to form counter-government

In the early hours of 3 November, the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) declared President Alassane Ouattara the winner of the 31 October presidential election, with 94.3% of votes cast, amid an official turnout of 53.9%. However, the proclamation of results was proceeded by the opposition’s announcement to form a counter-government on the evening of 2 November.… Read the rest

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CROATIA: HDZ might govern alone after convincing victory

The ruling center-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) achieved a convincing victory in the 5 July general election and is expected to govern alone, relying on the support of national minority MPs and the informal backing from smaller parties. The strengthened HDZ mandate and the fragmentation of the opposition bode well for the stability of the government, which will continue to focus on reviving the country’s tourism-dependent economy.… Read the rest


POLAND: PiS pushes ahead with the presidential poll despite Covid-19

Yesterday, 6 April, the lower house of parliament (Sejm) passed electoral code changes introducing universal postal vote in the May presidential election and allowing the speaker of the Sejm to postpone the date of the poll until 17 May. The legislation also introduces up to three-year prison sentences for stealing or forging the electoral ballots.… Read the rest


POLAND: Presidential elections likely to be rescheduled

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party will try to keep the May presidential elections on schedule, but the spreading of Covid-19 will likely force the Polish authorities to postpone the vote at least until the autumn. Rescheduling the poll might endanger the ruling party’s position in the medium term.… Read the rest

Emerging Markets

MALAYSIA: Scenarios for next week

● Former PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim appears boxed in, even though he has the largest number of MPs on his side.

● Interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad appears to have miscalculated his leverage.

● Muhyiddin Yassin, president of former government coalition partner Bersatu, is emerging as the favorite.… Read the rest