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How are Prime Ministers chosen around the world?

With pressure mounting on Boris Johnson, it’s looking increasingly possible that Britain could well soon have a new Prime Minister. Who it would be, would be a decision for Conservative MPs and, possibly, Conservative party...

Posted 19 Jan 2022

There are many ways party leaders and prime ministers are chosen across Europe

The Two-Bloc System: Scandinavia’s Best Kept Secret?

We thought we’d look at a unique aspect of Sweden, Norway and Denmark’s political cultures – the two-bloc system – and ask whether it really is able to combine the direct accountability of a two-party...

Posted 23 Jun 2021

In a two-bloc system, voters decide the relative strengths of factions within the government