The elections are over, but the coalitions are not done yet.
How is it possible to form a majority in a broken parliament where both the EPP and the S&D have lost some of their seats ? Has the time of the ‘very great coalitions‘ come ? What is the new balance of power within the different political trends designated by the very recent vote ?
Finally, what is the new ‘political geography‘ drawn by the elections ? No-man’s land of the social democracy from France to Poland ; absence of Green Parties in Eastern Europe ; dispersion of the liberal electorate…
Come debate with us in St John’s College, Oxford (Larkin Room in Tom White Quad) on Wednesday 12 June, from 7 to 8 pm.
? ? Free refreshments will be provided.
The one-hour session will be followed by an informal discussion in the college’s bar.
No debate experience or political background is necessary. We value diversity of perspectives and opinions.