Monday, 14 October 2019

Two elections

It appears that Poland has re-elected the PiS (Law and Justice) party with a higher majority on an increased turnout. The nation has enjoyed an increase in prosperity under PiS, though the party's anti-immigrant stance and authoritarian approach to justice may have helped. As against that, commentators have pointed out that the Polish upper house of parliament has a liberal majority.

The "Arab spring" in Tunisia continues to bear fruit. An unfettered presidential election has seen the favourite, media mogul Nabil Karoui, defeated by an older, greyer - in several senses - Kais Saied, who has benefited from the votes of the younger generation. Good luck to him in his aim of reducing corruption in Tunisia!

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