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Germany's AfD - a flash in the pan or here to stay?

For insight into the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Germany, euronews spoke to Jean-Michel De Waele, Professor of Political Science at the Free University of…

For insight into the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Germany, euronews spoke to Jean-Michel De Waele, Professor of Political Science at the Free University of…

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Moment of truth for Merkel migrant policy in German regional polls

As millions of Germans vote in regional elections on Sunday, Angela Merkel says she is keeping her fingers crossed. The Chancellor’s Christian

As millions of Germans vote in regional elections on Sunday, Angela Merkel says she is keeping her fingers crossed. The Chancellor’s Christian

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German anti-immigrant party eyes regional poll breakthrough

Voters in three German regions go to the polls on Sunday with the right-wing, anti-immigrant party Alternative für Deutschland hoping to make

Voters in three German regions go to the polls on Sunday with the right-wing, anti-immigrant party Alternative für Deutschland hoping to make

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Regional elections a major litmus test of Merkel's immigration policy

German voters will go to the ballot box this Sunday in regional elections in three of the country’s 16 ‘Länder’ that are being seen as a major first

German voters will go to the ballot box this Sunday in regional elections in three of the country’s 16 ‘Länder’ that are being seen as a major first

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Strasbourg voters unite against Le Pen's National Front

France’s National Front party failed to make a major breakthrough in the country’s regional elections. The party, led by Marine Le Pen, failed to win

France’s National Front party failed to make a major breakthrough in the country’s regional elections. The party, led by Marine Le Pen, failed to win

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France's far-right fails to win a single region in elections

There was applause for the leader but the indications are France’s far-right National Front has failed to win a single region in the second round of

There was applause for the leader but the indications are France’s far-right National Front has failed to win a single region in the second round of

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France goes to the polls in regional elections

It is the run-off in regional elections in France with indications that the turn out is around 60 percent – an approximate 10 percent rise from the

It is the run-off in regional elections in France with indications that the turn out is around 60 percent – an approximate 10 percent rise from the

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National Front's rise to France's 'top party'

France’s National Front (FN), a kind of father-to-daughter family party, was co-founded by Jean-Marie Le Pen in the 1970s. It was popular under his

France’s National Front (FN), a kind of father-to-daughter family party, was co-founded by Jean-Marie Le Pen in the 1970s. It was popular under his

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Turnout slightly up in early stages on French regional elections

Voter turnout was slightly up on five years ago in early voting in the French regional elections on Sunday. The trend strengthened as the day wore

Voter turnout was slightly up on five years ago in early voting in the French regional elections on Sunday. The trend strengthened as the day wore

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Everything you need to know about France's regional elections

What are the elections taking place on December 6 and 13? The elections are to decide which party runs each region of France. It’s nothing to do with

What are the elections taking place on December 6 and 13? The elections are to decide which party runs each region of France. It’s nothing to do with

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Far-right poised to make gains in French regional polls

It is his first test at the ballot box since the terror attacks in Paris. France is voting on Sunday in the first round of regional elections and

It is his first test at the ballot box since the terror attacks in Paris. France is voting on Sunday in the first round of regional elections and

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France's far right revs up for roaring performance in regional votes

The forecasts for the regional elections to take place in France this Sunday Dec. 6th are fraught with uncertainty. With the country on security

The forecasts for the regional elections to take place in France this Sunday Dec. 6th are fraught with uncertainty. With the country on security

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Ukraine: Mariupol vote called off amid 'irregularities'

Regional elections in the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Krasnoarmiysk were called off on Sunday (October 26) for alleged irregularities on the

Regional elections in the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Krasnoarmiysk were called off on Sunday (October 26) for alleged irregularities on the

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Migrants a 'key factor' as far-right makes gains in Austria election

Refugees and asylum were key factors in a regional election in Austria which saw support for a far-right party more than double, say analysts. Public

Refugees and asylum were key factors in a regional election in Austria which saw support for a far-right party more than double, say analysts. Public

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Pro-separatist bloc expected to win Catalonia vote

Pro-separatist parties are expected to win control of Catalonia’s regional parliament after today’s (September 27) election. They consider it a

Pro-separatist parties are expected to win control of Catalonia’s regional parliament after today’s (September 27) election. They consider it a

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First step to independence? Catalonia's big stakes poll approaches

Catalonia goes to the polls on Sunday in local elections that some hope could set the ball rolling towards independence from Spain. That is certainly

Catalonia goes to the polls on Sunday in local elections that some hope could set the ball rolling towards independence from Spain. That is certainly

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'More important than football': Catalonia's elections explained

Sunday September 27 could mark the beginning of the end of Spain as we know it. The northeastern region of Catalonia will hold local elections, which

Sunday September 27 could mark the beginning of the end of Spain as we know it. The northeastern region of Catalonia will hold local elections, which

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Russia votes in regional elections as opposition cries foul

Votes are being counted following regional elections across Russia. Around 59 million people are eligible to vote and the poll is seen as a precursor

Votes are being counted following regional elections across Russia. Around 59 million people are eligible to vote and the poll is seen as a precursor

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Far-right 'gains' as Austria kicks off 'super election year'

Austria has seen a rise in support for the far right following local elections in the central state of Styria and Burgenland in the east. Primary

Austria has seen a rise in support for the far right following local elections in the central state of Styria and Burgenland in the east. Primary

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Italy: Renzi's Democratic Party loses ground in regional elections

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has suffered a setback in regional elections. Although his centre-left Democratic Party has won five of seven

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has suffered a setback in regional elections. Although his centre-left Democratic Party has won five of seven

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PM Renzi 's Democratic Party remains top in Italian local poll

Exit polls in Italy’s local elections are indicating that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party will remain the largest in a vote widely

Exit polls in Italy’s local elections are indicating that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party will remain the largest in a vote widely

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Italy: Local polls represent key test for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Italians vote on Sunday in local elections widely seen as a key test for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. His centre-left Democratic Party triumphed in

Italians vote on Sunday in local elections widely seen as a key test for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. His centre-left Democratic Party triumphed in

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Spain's PM Rajoy disappointed by results in local elections

Spain’s prime minister has acknowledged he was disappointed with his party’s showing in local elections. He attributed a drop in support largely to

Spain’s prime minister has acknowledged he was disappointed with his party’s showing in local elections. He attributed a drop in support largely to