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Quick Thoughts After the Brexit Vote

Woke up to a different world today, after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. That’s history in the making, but unfortunately, considering what is currently known about how things will play out, in terrible and terrifying ways. However, it doesn’t have to be that way, not only in the sense that the […]

How to Anger People and Lose Elections, PSD Style

On November 2, 14 candidates entered the first round of presidential elections here. However, it was always obvious that vote would be rather pointless, as the top two, namely Victor Ponta, who’s the current Prime Minister and the candidate of the Social Democrats (PSD) and their Conservative (PC) and so-called Progressive (UNPR) allies, and Klaus […]

Why You Should Vote This Week

The European elections will take place between May 22 and 25, the exact date being chosen by each member state, and past experience teaches us that the interest and turnout will unfortunately be low in most cases. Under these circumstances, I thought I’d briefly state my arguments in favor of voting, especially considering the fact […]

2012 Romanian Parliamentary Elections

I’ll start from a summary I found on Realitatea of an article from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Actually, you can find both this summary in an article about international press reactions to the results and another article with some direct quotes from the original piece, so I’ll try to put the two together while still removing […]

The United States Elections, Beyond the President: Ballot Measures

What everyone knows is that this Tuesday, United States citizens elected their president for the next four years, some 98.5% of those who even bothered to vote completely ignoring any options that might have represented actual solutions and making their choice only between the two major evils, ultimately picking the lesser one by a much […]