Castilla Y León: A Little More Complicated

Fernando González Urbaneja | Elections in Castilla y León: 31 seats for PP, 28 seats for PSOE, 13 for VOX, 3 for Unión del Pueblo Leonés, 3 for Soria Ya, 1 for Podemos Izquierda Unida, 1 seat for Ciudadanos and 1 seat for Por Ávila… The Castilla y León voters have not left any of the candidates happy, with the exception of VOX. It has consolidated its position as third…

2019 European Parliament elections potentially a threat to EU unity like Brexit or the Italian budget saga

2019 European Parliament Elections A Potential Threat To EU Unity Like Brexit Or The Italian Budget Saga

The destruction of wealth in Europe continues and it will surely have political consequences in 2019 elections for the European Parliament. For Chris Iggo, CIO Fixed Income at AXA IM, “there has to be a risk that populists will receive more support.” The pressure from the electorate might be to force change in the way Europe is managed and to take steps to boost growth.

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Jeb Bush the populist

SAO PAULO | June 20, 2015 | By Marcus Nunes via HistorinhasUS 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush has set his presidential goal at 4 percent growth and 19 million new jobs. To do that, he would first have to “recruit” the Fed. Unfortunately, if the Fed acquiesced bad things would happen.

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ECJ: Green light to ECB’s bond purchase

LONDON | Barclays analysts | The European Court of Justice has already published its opinion about the Outright Monetary Transaction (OMT): the ECB’s anti-crisis plan was “necessary” and “in principle” is in line with EU law. This much awaited opinion  will have important implications for any broad-based ECB government bond purchases (QE), which we think are likely to be announced next week.

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Sixth election defeat for Thorning — gains for Red-Green Alliance

COPENHAGUE | By Kim Faber, Tanja Parker Astrup and Jakob Sheikh at Politiken via Presseurop | With 29.5 per cent of the vote, the Social Democrats led by Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt avoided a long-predicted catastrophe in Danish local elections on November 19, reports Politiken.


Italy’s Lombardian cross

Presseurop.eu | By Marc Semo | As the most populated and wealthy region in the country, Lombardy will play a key role in the outcome of the Italian legislative elections scheduled for February 24 and 25. However, troubled by the lack of ethics among politicians, the region’s all-important Catholic vote is more undecided than ever.

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Show me the money: it’s voting time!

Mark Twain said once that The White House was the “best Congress money can buy.” In this battered economy, while millions of Americans are tightnening their belts, this presidential election is expected to be the priciest in U.S. history. Make a guess: how much do you think it will cost? The predictions by the Center of Response Politics (CRS), a nonpartisan research group tracking money in politics, are of almost…

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America’s economic unhappiness

Two thirds of Americans feel suspicious or skeptical about their country’s economic situation. According to a Gallup poll, only 23 percent said they were satisfied with the way things are going in the United States, down from a 28 percent satisfaction rate last month. Three months before the presidential elections, figures and sondages are multiplying. We’ll certainly see numbers shift, popularity indexes soar and fall before the D-day, and both…