Una nueva Córcega se suma a la lista de retos pendientes de Macron

Eduardo Inclán. Córcega es un nuevo reto para el sistema político francés. Las pasadas elecciones no fueron unas regionales cualesquiera, sino un momento fundacional decisivo para el devenir de la isla y de sus relaciones con el resto de la Francia Metropolitana. Es de prever que las tensiones en la negociación política entre París y Ajaccio irán en aumento a medida que se propongan los borradores de un nuevo estatus político.

El castrismo tras el castrismo

José Herrera. El restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas con EEUU y la derogación de la Posición Común de la UE sólo han servido para consolidar al régimen. Las recientes "elecciones”, sin presencia de la oposición y con el voto obligatorio e identificable, son la antesala a la gran celebración del 60 aniversario del castrismo en un Congreso del Partido Comunista llamado a reafirmar, con la complacencia de no pocos mandatarios occidentales, la indisolubilidad del comunismo cubano. En ese contexto, ha de percibirse con alivio el aplazamiento de la visita a la isla del Rey Felipe VI.

Chile Presidential Elections 2017

Aldo Cassinelli y Constanza Castillo. La primera vuelta dejó sorpresas y material de análisis. Sebastián Piñera alcanzó la votación más alta y se separó por más de 14 puntos de su seguidor, pero la sensación después del conteo no es la mejor. Ahora la tarea es recomponer su equipo, modificar su mensaje y rearticular su coalición. La discusión y el debate político en Chile, no obstante, no terminarán con el resultado de la segunda vuelta.

What is at stake in Chile presidential elections?

Isabel Pla. This is a particularly decisive election for the future of our country. For the first time, since the return to democracy in 1990, Chile faces two roads that seem irreconcilable, in a definition preceded by years of polarization. The real dispute will be between the former President Sebastián Piñera, representative of the center-right coalition Chile Vamos (Chile let’s go); and Alejandro Guillier, a famous journalist, elected senator four years ago.

Eurozone banking health: pending subjects

Joaquín Maudos. To achieve the desired financial stability, the profitability of the European banks needs to recover. A part of the low profitability is due to temporary factors, but the other one is due to structural ones, notably the large amount of “toxic” assets. Completing the European Banking Union would also enhance stability, since its third pillar, based on a European deposit guarantee scheme, is another pending subject.

Timochenko: from assassin to candidate

Camilo Rubiano Becerra. It is important that the international community knows the truth to tell Santos Government that Colombians are not up to bear with all this irresponsibility and with all the concessions given to FARC terrorist group. And to say to the ones who today pose as victims and not assassins, that it is not going to be allowed that after all the damage they caused to the country during more than 50 years, people as Rodrigo Londoño, alias Timochenko, goes from being an assassin to being a candidate without any type of problem.

Italian Electoral Reform: neither representation nor governability

Gianfranco Pasquino. After the declaration of unconstitutionality of some parts, not at all marginal, of the electoral law unwarily called Italicum, the leaders of the Partito Democratico have examined other ways, not very different, to draft a new electoral law. I do not want to review this awful soap opera, but only to highlight the most essential landmarks.

Change, confidence, truth and team work won again in Argentina

Gisela Scalia. On Sunday 22nd we lived an historic date. Against all odds, Argentines ratified again in the ballot boxes the path which began on October 2015 when we chose president Mauricio Macri. We won again against fear, resignation and all those who told us that we could not govern a country without the usual established power structures.