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“Ni de droite ni de gauche”: A Primer on the French Legislative Election

La République En Marche, the party of the newly elected French president Emmanuel  Macron, won 306 of 577 seats in the National Assembly (lower house) on Sunday, June 18th, 2017, giving it a majority of 53%. En Marche, or On the Move, in English, was only founded as a social-movement-cum-election-campaign last April and officially declared a party upon the election of President Macron (who shares his initials—E.M.—with that of the party) this May. […]

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Virginia Primary Recap

Former Republican Party Chairman Ed Gillespie and Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam clinched their respective party’s nominations for Virginia’s 2017 gubernatorial race: Northam defeated his challenger from the left, former Congressman Tom Perriello with 57 percent of the vote, while Perriello grabbed 44 percent (303,846 to 239,505). Gillespie narrowly defeated Prince William County Supervisor Corey Stewart. He had 43.7 percent compared to Stewart’s 42.5 percent, while state Senator Jack Wagner came in a distant third […]

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2017 New Jersey Primary Election Recap

On June 6, 2017, New Jersey held its statewide primary. While there were several legislative districts with contested seats, the most watched race both in NJ and the larger region was the Gubernatorial primary. The outcome of this race would decide which candidate would receive their respective party’s nomination to square off in November to succeed outgoing Governor Chris Christie. In addition to the Gubernatorial primary, several legislative seats were […]

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Primary Preview: New Jersey and Virginia Gubernatorial Elections

New Jersey- June 6th, 2017 On June 6, New Jersey Democrats and Republicans will cast a vote for their respective party’s gubernatorial nominee in the 2017 election. In May, a Quinnipiac University poll showed Democrat Phil Murphy, former ambassador to Germany, and Republican Kim Guadagno, lieutenant governor, as clear favorites to succeed Chris Christie. While Guadagno and Murphy have taken the lead, 57 percent of Garden State voters remain undecided, according to […]

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