IDU Update

  21 May 2015

Finland – Government negotiations heading into third week

Finland – Government negotiations heading into third week

The Finnish Parliamentary election on Sunday, 19 April resulted in a clear swing from the previous government parties to the main opposition party, but IDU member Kokoomus did better than most polls had predicted.

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UK - Historic election victory for the Conservatives

UK - Historic election victory for the Conservatives

The British Conservative Party won a stunning victory in the UK general election on May 7th.

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Maldives – Strong responses to authoritarian regime

Maldives – Strong responses to authoritarian regime

The downward spiral towards authoritarian rule and increasing repression against opposition by the regime of President Yameen has met reactions by the international community and demonstrations in the Maldives.

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IDU Member Saenuri wins Korean by-elections

IDU Member Saenuri wins Korean by-elections

The Republic of Korea saw four important by-elections to Parliament on 29 April. For IDU member party Saenuri, the results were a great victory and a much better result than anticipated.

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NZ Young Nats in UK Campaign

NZ Young Nats in UK Campaign

The NZ Young Nats, the youth wing of the New Zealand National Party, sent four of their senior leaders to the United Kingdom to support the Conservative Party’s successful re-election campaign. After 24 hours of flying the Young Nats took on a variety of roles out in the field and in CCHQ to help deliver a Conservative victory.

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Elections Calendar

6 September - President and Congress - Guatemala

14 September - Parliament - Denmark (Elections have to be held on or before this date)

Between 20 September & 11 October - National Assembly - Portugal (Tentative)

19 October - House of Commons - Canada (Tentative)

25 October - President and National Assembly - Tanzania (Tentative)

With best wishes,

Eirik Moen

IDU Secretary General

 

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