Election results : international

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on international election results. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

10.06.2015Turkey's 2015 elections: a change of direction?
What's next for Turkey? The AKP has lost power after 13 years in government, following a surge in support for the Kurdish HDP. Coalition negotiations may be underway, but fresh elections loom, and the uncertainty is likely to damage Turkey.
26.03.2015Election in Israel
A parliamentary election took place in Israel on 17 March 2015. No party won an overall majority, but Likud - the centre-right party of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu - remained the largest party. This note provides a summary of developments.
11.11.2014US mid-term elections 2014
In a significant setback for the Democrats, the Republicans won a strong majority in the US Senate in November's mid-term election
02.10.2014Malaysia: the ruling coalition strikes back
In May 2013 elections, the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, led by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, won a majority of seats in parliament despite gaining only 47% of the vote. With his leadership under significant threat within UMNO, the dominant Malay party within the BN, since the 2013 elections Najib has launched a campaign of harassment of the political opposition and a focused anew on affirmative action for Malays. Longstanding sodomy charges have been revived against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Najib's reforming credentials currently look threadbare.
27.06.2014France's Front National (FN)
A brief profile of the far-right Front National (FN), led by Marine Le Pen, which obtained 24.9% of the vote in France in the recent European elections. This result was described as a 'political earthquake.'
11.06.2014European Parliament Elections 2014
Elections to the European Parliament took place in 28 countries of the EU between 22 and 25 May 2014. In the United Kingdom, UKIP won 24 seats, Labour 20, the Conservatives 19, and the Green Party three. The Liberal Democrats won only one seat, down from 11 at the 2009 European election. The BNP lost the two seats they had won for the first time at the previous election.
21.05.2014European Parliament elections 2014
Voting in the 2014 European Parliament elections takes place across the EU from 22 to 25 May. In the United Kingdom, voting will be on Thursday 22 May 2014.
15.05.2014South Africa's elections: no change?
On 7 May 2014, South Africa held its fifth national and provincial elections since the end of Apartheid. The African National Congress (ANC) triumphed once again, winning 62.15% of the vote - down 3.75% on its tally in 2009. The Democratic Alliance came second with 22.13%. - up 7.57% on 2009. But while there was no big opposition breakthrough, the ruling party cannot rest on its laurels - not least in Gauteng Province, the country's economic power-house, where its vote fell by over 10% to 53.59%. Debate also continues about creating a labour party to the left of the ANC.
16.12.2013Germany's 2013 election: shaping the future?
Where is Germany - the most influential country in Europe - heading, under its new grand coalition government?
05.08.2013In brief: Zimbabwe - 2013 elections
Zimbabwe held presidential and parliamentary elections on 31 July 2013. They resulted in overwhelming victory for President Robert Mugabe and his Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and shattering defeat for Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T). The 2013 elections were certainly extremely flawed - it had been obvious for some time that they would be - but there is no escaping the fact that President Mugabe and ZANU-PF have comprehensively outmanoeuvred their rivals.

Early Day Motions

That this House notes that Joao Soares, President of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly, has called Ukraine's presidential election a grandiose ...
That this House congratulates President Evo Morales on his re-election as President of Bolivia with over 62 per cent. of the vote; offers its congratulations to Movimiento al Socialismo ...
That this House congratulates the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, on his emphatic victory in the presidential elections on 6 December 2009; notes that he received more than 60 per ...
That this House warmly congratulates the socialist party of Greece, PASOK, and its leader, George Papandreou, on their stunning and decisive election victory over the Conservative New ...
That this House supports the Iranian citizens who are utilising their democratic right to protest over the disputed Presidential election results of 12 June 2009; is concerned by reports ...


  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses