Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Belgian parties are under unprecedented pressure ahead of the 2014 elections, with defeat meaning five years in opposition at all levels of government

Devos, Carl (2014) Belgian parties are under unprecedented pressure ahead of the 2014 elections, with defeat meaning five years in opposition at all levels of government. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (14 Mar 2014). Website.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (97kB) | Preview

Abstract

On 25 May Belgium will hold simultaneous regional, federal and European elections. As Carl Devos writes, the decision to hold concurrent elections at all three levels was not simply a coincidence, but is instead a deliberate attempt to prevent short-term policies and the political instability that regularly accompanies elections in Belgium. However, the fact that defeated parties will face five years in opposition at all levels of government means they are facing an existential challenge, with unsuccessful party leaders and even individual parties unlikely to survive until the next elections in 2019.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2019 00:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72086

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics