Monthly Archives: January 2016

The evolution of vote intentions during the 2015 Canadian election campaign

By André Blais and Jean-Michel Lavoie Université de Montréal Campaign dynamics Support for the Conservatives remains remarkably stable during the whole campaign, hovering between 28% and 32%. The Conservatives reached their bottom, at 27%, in late August, possibly because of the Duffy trial. The drop in Conservative support is observed only in Ontario, where Conservative […]

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The formation of a new government in Catalonia

By Marc Guinjoan The former Catalan PM, Artur Mas (left), shaking hands with the newly elected PM Carles Puigdemont (right) in the Parliament on Sunday. The last Catalan regional elections took place on September 27th 2015. The Catalan government, led by Prime Minister Artur Mas of the center-right nationalist Convergència i Unió (CiU), called early […]

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