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Radical left-wing ideas taking root in the US

Huge riots against racism held across the USA may lead to the spread of radical left-wing ideas not only among protesters, but also among politicians, RISS expert Ilya Kravchenko says. "Despite the fact that the Democratic Party is seeking to use these rallies to its advantage and gain support from the left-wing electorate, it cannot fully control the protest movement. Protesters in Seattle have occupied the city hall and declared autonomy," he outlined. Kravchenko suggested that the Democratic Party had decided to win back its losses in 2016. The Democrats then abandoned their support for B.Sanders. But now they decided to act differently and claimed that it was necessary to take into account the left-wing ideas.

Super Tuesday emboldened the USA

The results of Super Tuesday in the USA, an important day when fourteen states hold both Democratic and Republican primaries, showed that the Democrats still do not have a clear leader, RISS expert Ilya Kravchenko says. Bernie Sanders won five large states and Joe Biden nine. Sanders won in California, the state with the largest number of delegates, and Biden scored a majority of Democratic votes in Texas.

Democrats don’t have a clear presidential candidate yet

The US Democratic Party failed to nominate a single presidential candidate as Republicans rally around President Trump, RISS expert Ilya Kravchenko says. According to preliminary calculations, the current President won at least 80% of the vote in the Republican primaries.

V.Zelensky aims to change Ukraine’s ruling elites

Snap parliamentary elections in Ukraine are over. According to the preliminary results of various exit polls, V.Zelensky's ruling coalition may consist of Servant of the People Party and S.Vakarchuk’s Voice, RISS expert Vladimir Evseev considers. "But we should not forget about the results of voting in majority districts. If Zelensky's party consists more than a half of the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, he will be able to form a government without the need for a formal coalition," he said.

Europe Union dogged by disunity

The EU has not become stronger after new Parliament elections, RISS expert Oksana Petrovskaya considers. "This election reflects the deep crisis in the EU. It was quite difficult to elect head of the European Commission (EC). Ursula von der Leyen was nominated for EU Commission President unexpectedly. She won the elections due to the fact that the leaders of 28 EU states could not agree among themselves," the analyst said.

European elections results: signal for EU change

European Parliament elections ended up with a bright success of Eurosceptics. In total, the parties supporting the idea of the European renewal gained about 110 seats in the new composition of the European Parliament. At the same time, the Euro-Atlantists, represented by the European People's Party (EPP) and the Social Democrats, do not gain an absolute majority of votes to monopolize the composition of the European Commission. "European elections results mean that the Europeans are dissatisfied with the European bureaucracy primarily in immigration policy. The European Commission has provoked the rise of migration flow to the EU. Now, apparently, the Euro-Atlantists will not be able to form the European Commission and they will have to enter into temporary alliances with other forces," RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov said.

European elections: right wing vs liberals

Election to the European Parliament is taking place on 23-26 May. The main intrigue is that recently right-wing parties, which represent a very significant number of voters opposed to the liberalism in the European bureaucracy, have stepped forward in European politics, RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov believes.

Ukraine's new president has no radical differences with his predecessor

Ukraine's new president is not going to change the course of country development, RISS expert Oleg Nemensky said.

Ukraine elections: candidates betting on Western support

It seems that P.Poroshenko has a plan to maintain his power regardless of the election results, RISS expert Oleg Nemensky said. "Perhaps a coup attempt is being prepared. Poroshenko didn't even conduct an election campaign that would be aimed at earning the sympathy of the majority. The current President stated that he wanted to win the election by knockout. The question remains will he really do it", the expert pointed out.

Poroshenko may disrupt Ukrainian presidential election

The registration as a presidential candidate in the upcoming Ukrainian presidential election that is scheduled for March 31, 2019 has finished. RISS expert Oleg Nemensky suggests that we will see bright election campaigns of at least three major leaders of the South-Eastern electorate. This part of the Ukrainian voters is characterized by anti-Maidan sentiments and nostalgia for good relationship with Russia.