Prensa IN THE FORUM 'FUTURE IN SPANISH'Aznar: “I have made a diagnosis on the results of the Catalan elections, and I have not seen it disavowed by anyone, but rather reaffirmed by almost everyone”

/05.10.15/.- The former Prime Minister of Spain and president of FAES Foundation, José María Aznar, has taken part today in the forum 'Future in Spanish', invited by Vocento Foundation and the Development Bank of Latin America, CAF. Aznar has held a dialogue with the journalist Juan Carlos Iragorri, 2014 King of Spain International Journalism Award, on the challenges faced by Spain and America. In addition, they also discussed the situation in Spain after the Catalan elections and the debate on the constitutional reform. Aznar expressed his surprise at the attacks he received after his first assessment of the results of the Catalan elections: ‘I have made a diagnosis on the results of the Catalan elections, and I have not seen it disavowed by anyone, but rather reaffirmed by...

Prensa Departmental Elections in France: Unity Strengthens the Right 

On March 22 and 29, France held the elections for the 101 departmental councils in which the country is divided. These territorial bodies have undergone significant changes since the constitutional reform of 2011 and the new law of 2013, which changed their composition, method of election and powers, although the conservative majority of the Senate saved them from a disappearance sponsored by the regional reforms conducted by the socialists of François Hollande.

Prensa France: Conservative Disorientation 

The UMP has suffered a significant electoral setback these last two weekends, especially Nicolas Sarkozy, with new polls which anticipate no signs of improvement for him in future ballots. Last November, Pierre Moscovici joined the new European Commission, which led to the announcement of by-elections in the 4th constituency of the Doubs département (Franche-Comté) on February 1st and 8th, the first held in France since the Islamist attacks last January in Paris, and also the first since Sarkozy returned to the presidency of his party. Both circumstances have made this by-election a matter of national relevance. 

Prensa Sweden Changes its Colour but not its Track

The Swedish elections have produced three important results. The first one refers to the defeat of the government which, for eight years, has been led by the Conservatives with Fredrik Reinfeldt as the leader, passing the responsibility to form government to the Social Democrats. It is a paradoxical defeat since Sweden has been the most successful European country in overcoming the 2008-2009 crisis and, since then, it has exhibited the most dynamic growth among developed countries. This positive economic performance has been recognised by the voters, as the exit polls show. In them, the Conservatives are the first preference by a wide margin when it comes to economic management ability. The interpretation of this fact, never seen in Swedish politics, is that precisely their strength...

Prensa France after the local elections

While the final result of the French local elections, held on 23 and 30 March, seems broadly clear, a more detailed analysis reveals that all political forces are still showing internal weaknesses. The first of said weaknesses has been the continuous fall in electoral participation, of almost 2 points, from 65.2% to 63.4%. Refusal to vote has not been the newest factor in these elections, but it has risen.

Prensa IN THE FORUM 'FUTURE IN SPANISH'Aznar: “I have made a diagnosis on the results of the Catalan elections, and I have not seen it disavowed by anyone, but rather reaffirmed by almost everyone”

10.05.2015.  The former Prime Minister of Spain and president of FAES Foundation, José María Aznar, has taken part today in the forum 'Future in Spanish', invited by Vocento Foundation and the Development Bank of Latin America, CAF. Aznar has held a dialogue with the journalist Juan Carlos Iragorri, 2014 King of Spain International Journalism Award, on the challenges faced by Spain and America. In addition, they also discussed the situation in Spain after the Catalan elections and the debate on the constitutional reform. Aznar expressed his surprise at the attacks he received after his first assessment of the results of the Catalan elections: ‘I have made a diagnosis on the results of the Catalan elections, and I have not seen it disavowed by anyone, but rather reaffirmed by...

Prensa Departmental Elections in France: Unity Strengthens the Right 

04.07.2015. On March 22 and 29, France held the elections for the 101 departmental councils in which the country is divided. These territorial bodies have undergone significant changes since the constitutional reform of 2011 and the new law of 2013, which changed their composition, method of election and powers, although the conservative majority of the Senate saved them from a disappearance sponsored by the regional reforms conducted by the socialists of François Hollande.

Prensa France: Conservative Disorientation 

02.16.2015. The UMP has suffered a significant electoral setback these last two weekends, especially Nicolas Sarkozy, with new polls which anticipate no signs of improvement for him in future ballots. Last November, Pierre Moscovici joined the new European Commission, which led to the announcement of by-elections in the 4th constituency of the Doubs département (Franche-Comté) on February 1st and 8th, the first held in France since the Islamist attacks last January in Paris, and also the first since Sarkozy returned to the presidency of his party. Both circumstances have made this by-election a matter of national relevance. 

Prensa Sweden Changes its Colour but not its Track

09.15.2014. The Swedish elections have produced three important results. The first one refers to the defeat of the government which, for eight years, has been led by the Conservatives with Fredrik Reinfeldt as the leader, passing the responsibility to form government to the Social Democrats. It is a paradoxical defeat since Sweden has been the most successful European country in overcoming the 2008-2009 crisis and, since then, it has exhibited the most dynamic growth among developed countries. This positive economic performance has been recognised by the voters, as the exit polls show. In them, the Conservatives are the first preference by a wide margin when it comes to economic management ability. The interpretation of this fact, never seen in Swedish politics, is that precisely their strength...

Prensa France after the local elections

04.04.2014. While the final result of the French local elections, held on 23 and 30 March, seems broadly clear, a more detailed analysis reveals that all political forces are still showing internal weaknesses. The first of said weaknesses has been the continuous fall in electoral participation, of almost 2 points, from 65.2% to 63.4%. Refusal to vote has not been the newest factor in these elections, but it has risen.