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The European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity was founded in 1993. We are a platform for co-operation between social democratic parties and political foundations and aim to contribute to the development of (social-) democracy in Eastern & South Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Within the European Forum 12 political foundations and 20 parties are active.

Country Updates, the current state of democracy in the following countries:

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Latest update: Tue 11 Oct 2016

Morocco

Tue 11 Oct 2016 In October 2016 parliamentary elections were held in Morocco. The resounding victory belonged to the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), which became for the second time in a row the biggest party with a number of 125 seats. It's main opponent, the secular and royalist Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) doubled its representation in parliament to 102. The largest left-wing party of Morocco, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), won 20 seats and became the sixt largest party of the country. Read full update

Turkey

Tue 11 Oct 2016 In August 2014, the first direct presidential elections took place in Turkey. With a small majority the then Prime Minister Erdogan won this election and became the current President of Turkey. On 1 November 2015 snap elections were held, that the AKP won in a landslide victory, establishing a majority in parliament and a single party rule. On 15 July 2016 Turkish military conducted a coup attempt, in which at least 290 died and 1.400 were wounded. In response the Turkish government launched a massive backlash operation which seriously undermines its human rights commitments, as well as the perspective of joining the EU. Read full update

MoroccoMorocco

Tue 11 Oct 2016 In October 2016 parliamentary elections were held in Morocco. The resounding victory belonged to the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), which became for the second time in a row the biggest party with a number of 125 seats. It's main opponent, the secular and royalist Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) doubled its representation in parliament to 102. The largest... Read full update

TurkeyTurkey

Tue 11 Oct 2016 In August 2014, the first direct presidential elections took place in Turkey. With a small majority the then Prime Minister Erdogan won this election and became the current President of Turkey. On 1 November 2015 snap elections were held, that the AKP won in a landslide victory, establishing a majority in parliament and a single party rule. On 15 July 2016 Turkish military conducted a coup... Read full update

JordanJordan

Thu 6 Oct 2016 On 20 September 2016 parliamentary elections were held in Jordan. The candidates stood mostly as independents, though the new Election Law made it also possible to run via party lists. The results showed most of the candidates elected in the 130-seated parliament were loyal to the government. The Islamic Action Front formed a broad coalition including Christians and Circassians. This "National... Read full update

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