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DavidV

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_legislative_election,_2013

Israel heading to polls in which Netanyahu and his Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu alliance will be re-elected, although they will not be able to govern without the support of religious parties. According to polls, Jewish Home, Shas and United Torah Judaism all up will win close to a quarter of the seats in the Knesset - larger than leftists or liberals are likely to win. The PR system encourages fragmentation and easy entry for small parties. Among Israel's Arab minority, a few parties compete for votes and include the Islamic Movement in Israel, the local section of the Muslim Brotherhood.

With the debate on the constitution in Egypt, you wonder what impact there will be if the influence of religious parties in Israel grows.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_presidential_election,_2013

The Czech Republic is holding its first ever direct presidential elections this month. The Prince of Schwarzenberg has just made it into the run-off along with Milosh Zeman, confounding the polls who thought it would be Jan Fischer running against Zeman. Also of note, a member of Koruna cheska tried to run, but apparently tried to get endorsements from Czech MPs instead of gathering signatures, and she failed to qualify for the election.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_legislative_election,_2013

Israel heading to polls in which Netanyahu and his Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu alliance will be re-elected, although they will not be able to govern without the support of religious parties. According to polls, Jewish Home, Shas and United Torah Judaism all up will win close to a quarter of the seats in the Knesset - larger than leftists or liberals are likely to win. The PR system encourages fragmentation and easy entry for small parties. Among Israel's Arab minority, a few parties compete for votes and include the Islamic Movement in Israel, the local section of the Muslim Brotherhood.

With the debate on the constitution in Egypt, you wonder what impact there will be if the influence of religious parties in Israel grows.


Well, the above article has the results of the Israeli election, and it's not exactly what you wrote, David. Netanyahu wasn't exactly re-elected.

With 99% of the votes counted, here are the results, with the government parties put first:

Likud Yisrael Beiteinu has 31 seats.
Shas has 11 seats.
United Torah Judaism has 7 seats.
National Union-Jewish Home coalition has 11 seats.
Yesh Atid has 19 seats.
Kadima has 2 seats.
Labor has 15 seats.
United Arab List-Ta'al has 5 seats.
Hadash has 4 seats.
Balad has 3 seats.
Meretz has 6 seats.
Hatnuah has 6 seats.
Otzma LeYisrael and Am Shalem have failed to enter the Knesset, while Atzmaut dropped out of the election altogether in December.

Now for some helpful clarifications, Likud Yisrael Beiteinu in the party of PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Shas, UTJ, and National Union-Jewish Home are the religious parties. Yesh Atid is the party of journalist Yair Lapid. Kadima is led by Shaul Mofaz. Labor is led by Shelly Yachimovich. UAL-Ta'al, Hadash, and Balad are the Arab parties. Hatnuah is Tzipi Livni's party. Meretz is led by another woman, Zahava Gal-On.

The incumbent government is formed by Likud Yisrael Beiteinu and the religious parties, who won 60 seats combined in this election. This means that if Lapid, Yachimovich, and Mofaz joined forces with Livni, Gal-On, and all three Arab parties, then they would combined have 60 seats as well.

Ergo, nobody really won, and it's even possible that no government will be able to be formed. We might see another election in a few months. I believe a government has to be formed by March 20th or thereabouts. If there is no government by then, it's entirely possible there will be another election in June 2013.

We'll see what happens.
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http://www.policymic.com/articles/23913/israel-elections-exit-polls-full-list-of-results

So all we know so far:
- Likud barely over a quarter of the seats
- the three religious parties combined not far behind
- the new liberal centrist parties make a breakthrough

So basically the liberal and religious parties have it in their hands to make the next government.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_elections_in_India

Congress has lost four state elections: Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Three of those states are lands which once had some powerful princely states.

The BJP swept these polls and is likely to win national elections next year which will make Narendra Modi PM. This could pave the way for India to become a Hindu Nation, and deal with the problems of religious conversions, illegal immigration and radical Islam.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbian_parliamentary_election,_2014
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What's my take on the vote in Serbia? Perhaps it's that Serbian politics has finally "grown up" and Serbian voters have made more sensible choices. The PD, PSS and SRS have all been big losers, although Milosevic's old party SPS is part of the biggest opposition bloc. Perhaps more significant is the stronger presence of minorities - Vojvodina Hungarians, Sandzak Bosniaks and Presevo Albanians - in the incoming Parliament. It is difficult to exclude them from the government even as the ruling coalition wins a majority.

Will it help the royalist cause in Serbia? Actually I think it will.
 
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Abdel-Fatah el-Sisi will run for President of Egypt in the elections this year. So will Hamdeen Sabahi. And reportedly dissident youth from the Muslim Brotherhood will be putting forth a candidate.

Sabahi and el-Sisi were both born in 1954, the year after Egypt's monarchy was abolished, and if one of them were elected, as is likely, Egypt would have its first-ever head of state who'd lived their whole life under the Egyptian Republic.[frown]

Granted, this was gonna happen sooner or later since the republic turns 61 in June and I don't see a near-term restoration as likely, though chances will hopefully be better in the medium- or long-term.

Btw, Egypt has already seen a head of government born under the republic, namely Hesham Qandil, Prime Minister under President Mohammed Morsi from 2012-2013. Qandil was born in 1962.
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The idea of having a presidential election at all, even before a Parliament is elected, is intensely stupid. A constitutional monarchy with a representative Parliament would resolve Egypt's political deadlock, insofar as a balance between the army, Islamists and civil forces can be established.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_parliamentary_election,_2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26908404

Hungarians decisively rejected liberalism and socialism at these polls. Viktor Orban is definitely preferable to your average European politician.
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Let me know when they restore His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Karl as the Apostolic King of Hungary.  Until then, I'm feeling as blah about this election result as I would any other result...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamanian_general_election,_2014
http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/05/04/conservative-juan-carlos-varela-wins-panama-presidency

In what was expected to be a closely contested election, Panama has elected the most right-wing of the three major candidates, Juan Carlos Varela. He is the candidate of the nationalist Paname├▒ista Party and a devout Catholic associated with Opus Dei.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_general_election,_2014

The ANC has won the fifth election since majority rule began in 1994 albeit not the two-thirds majority required. The DA, with a majority of white and Coloured voters, won more votes than the National Party did in 1994. One ANC breakaway group, Julius Malema's EFF, finished third while another ANC breakaway group, COPE, did dismally. Ethnicist parties such as Mangosuthu Buthelezi's IFP and Bantu Holomisa's UDM also fared poorly, while the Afrikaner nationalist Freedom Front Plus held firm. The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) was a disappointment, despite having a very good platform. Liberation movements such as PAC and AZAPO face losing representation altogether.

I fail to see how this can be a good result for South Africa even if the DA made small gains. The decline of most other parties and continuing dominance of the ANC is very worrying, although I doubt we will see another Zimbabwe.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_general_election,_2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27439456

A historic result in India as the Narendra Modi-led BJP wins a crushing victory, consigning Congress to its worst-ever defeat since independence in 1947 and not only that, effectively finishing the dominance of the Nehru-Gandhi "dynasty" in India.

It is also very good news for Nepal, for a pro-Hindu government in India will be conducive to a better environment for Nepal.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovan_parliamentary_election,_2014

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2014/0609/Why-Kosovo-s-uneventful-election-is-a-step-forward-for-the-Balkans-video

No changes in the status quo in Kosovo, except that pro-Belgrade parties comprehensively defeated pro-government parties among the Serb minority electorate. This means that Serb parties will again be brought into government, but what this means for Belgrade-Kosovo relations remains to be seen.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_parliamentary_election,_2014

Bulgaria will hold early elections in October. If one checks most of the polls and remembers the 4% threshold, one notes that Bulgaria without Censorship will most likely enter the Bulgarian Parliament. Its leader has apparently made news for advocating a restoration of the monarchy, and his party could very well play a decisive role in negotiations to form a new government.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria_without_Censorship

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolay_Barekov
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