Government defeated in confidence motion

Portugal’s centre-right Portugal Alliance (PàF) government, composed of the Social Democrats (PSD) and the People’s Party (CDS-PP), lost a confidence motion yesterday as it presented its proposed programme to parliament. […]

Finland’s government takes shape

Following weeks of negotiations, the general election was held on 19th April, three parties have come together to form a new coalition government. The new Cabinet, led by Prime Minister […]

Netanyahu agrees coalition deal with 61 seats

President Reuven Rivlin had given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu until 6th May to form a government and the Prime Minister complied with just two hours to spare before the deadline […]

LDK and PDK appear to have reached deal after five months deadlock

After a five month deadlock in which the political parties argued over the constitutional right to form a government a breakthrough seems to have occurred. Following the general election in […]

Letta wins confidence vote after Berlusconi U-turn

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has won a confidence vote in the Senate, following a last minute volte-face by Silvio Berlusconi. A loss for Mr Letta threatened the fragile stability […]

Politics Abroad is changing its name to Trade Bridge Consultants

Politics Abroad is changing its name and will be announcing a reorganised range of services in the next few days. We will be changing our name to Trade Bridge Consultants […]


Government faces no-confidence vote

Moldova might face an early election if members of the ruling coalition fail to unite in a forthcoming vote of no confidence. The opposition Communist Party called for the vote […]

Coalition announcement leads to violence

Anger that the Freitlin party will be excluded from government, now that prime minister Xanana Gusmao has announced a National Congress for the Reconstruction of East Timor (CNRT) coalition with […]

Barak leaves Labor Party

Ehud Barak, the Israeli Defence Minister announced today that he was leaving the Labor Party, along with four supporters, to form a new parliamentary faction within the coalition government called […]

Kenya attempts reconciliation in Ivory Coast

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga visited the Ivory Coast yesterday to meet with the two Presidential contenders to try and bring an end to the stalemate following the November 2010 […]

Musharraf “ready for election”

Ex President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan has said that his newly formed party, the All Pakistan Muslim League is ready to contest an early general election in Pakistan. The general […]