These are historic days for new French president Emmanuel Macron. His fledgling party has swept to power winning an almost incredible majority of 308 parliamentarians.
Following his election as Leader of the Fine Gael Party at the start of June, Leo Varadkar has been voted in as the youngest taoiseach (prime minister) in Irish history, taking charge of the country at one of the most turbulent times in recent political history.
The first round of the legislative elections reflected the presidential elections with a clear lead for the République en Marche, the new political movement of the President of the Republic.
When she sits down with DUP Leader Arlene Foster and her team on Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May will have across the table from her as hardened and experienced a group of political negotiators as can be found in Europe.
Crippled UK Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a torrid chapter in her turbulent political life after turning to Northern Ireland’s DUP to support her minority Government.
On Wednesday 17 May, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny put to bed months of speculation when he announced that he was standing down as leader of Fine Gael, effective from midnight that day. The announcement triggered a race to succeed him as leader of the centre-right Fine Gael party, the largest party in the Irish parliament, which he had led for 15 years, six of them as taoiseach (Prime Minister).
Never has the Conservative Party been more confident about winning a general election. Theresa May’s popularity ratings have broken all records; her aim in this campaign is not just to defeat the Labour party but to destroy it.
Tim Farron has set his sights upon hoovering up the youth vote with the publication of the Lib Dems’ manifesto.