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June 9, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citizens of the 12-nation European Union begin voting Friday to elect members to their international Parliament, a body that has recently gained important new powers but remains remote and mysterious to most of its constituents. Elections to the 567-seat European Parliament will start with voting in Britain, Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands. They finish Sunday in the EU's eight other member states.
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June 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Left-leaning parties across Europe were apparently swept from posts in the European Parliament after elections marked by low turnout and a paucity of riveting issues. Center-right parties emerged victorious for the first time in two decades, striking a blow at the Socialists who run 11 governments in the 15 European Union nations. Preliminary results gave center-right Christian Democrats 224 seats in the new 626-member assembly; the Socialists plunged to 180.
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June 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Left-leaning parties across Europe were apparently swept from posts in the European Parliament after elections marked by low turnout and a paucity of riveting issues. Center-right parties emerged victorious for the first time in two decades, striking a blow at the Socialists who run 11 governments in the 15 European Union nations. Preliminary results gave center-right Christian Democrats 224 seats in the new 626-member assembly; the Socialists plunged to 180.
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July 15, 1997 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian ambivalence about the benefits of democratic reform was clear after votes were counted Monday in two regional elections that saw one Kremlin-backed candidate triumph and the other fall in defeat. The votes in Nizhny Novgorod and Samara, two Volga River cities considered models of market economic reform, served as an unofficial referendum on Russia's protracted transformation and spotlighted the doubts harbored by many provincial voters--even in regions of relative prosperity.
NEWS
June 13, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in 12 nations selecting a new European Parliament turned against established parties in greater numbers than ever before and delivered sharp rebukes to ruling governments in Britain, France and Spain, according to preliminary results Sunday. Only in Germany, where Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Christian Democrats gave an unexpected drubbing to the main opposition Social Democrats, did a major ruling party achieve a real victory.
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July 26, 1989
Spanish Socialist Enrique Baron Crespo was elected president of the European Parliament, defeating five other candidates from the 12-nation European Community. Baron won 301 votes in the balloting in Strasbourg, France, followed by West German Rudiger Von Wechmar with 93 votes and by Portuguese Greens party environmentalist Maria Santos, who was a distant third with 31 votes. Baron, a lawyer and economist and former transport minister, succeeds Henry Blumb of Britain.
NEWS
October 14, 1996 | From Reuters
Austria's far right triumphed in European Parliament elections Sunday, bolstering its position as Europe's most popular nationalist party at the expense of Chancellor Franz Vranitzky's Social Democrats. The conservative People's Party led by Foreign Minister Wolfgang Schuessel notched up the top score in Austria's first European election Sunday. But the rise in far-right support saw one of the most dramatic shifts in voter allegiance in Austria's democratic history.
NEWS
June 14, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL and WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Direct elections to the European Parliament are barely 15 years old and have been of only marginal importance. But results of Sunday's voting for the 567-seat house have sent political shock waves rumbling through the Continent's Western half.
NEWS
November 17, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Prague has been selected as the headquarters for the new secretariat of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, The Times learned Friday. The creation of the secretariat--which diplomatic sources say is expected to be small, with no more than six to 10 members, and "flexible"--will be approved at the 34-nation CSCE summit meeting of East and West leaders in Paris next week.
NEWS
November 27, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Propelled by post-Cold War insecurities, economic recession and building anti-immigrant sentiments, right-wing extremist political parties have made important electoral inroads recently across Western Europe, from Sweden in the north to Italy in the south. The most recent example in a national election occurred this weekend in Belgium, where the Vlaams Blok--a Flemish nationalist, virulently anti-immigrant party--registered its best showing ever.
NEWS
October 14, 1996 | From Reuters
Austria's far right triumphed in European Parliament elections Sunday, bolstering its position as Europe's most popular nationalist party at the expense of Chancellor Franz Vranitzky's Social Democrats. The conservative People's Party led by Foreign Minister Wolfgang Schuessel notched up the top score in Austria's first European election Sunday. But the rise in far-right support saw one of the most dramatic shifts in voter allegiance in Austria's democratic history.
NEWS
June 14, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL and WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Direct elections to the European Parliament are barely 15 years old and have been of only marginal importance. But results of Sunday's voting for the 567-seat house have sent political shock waves rumbling through the Continent's Western half.
NEWS
June 13, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in 12 nations selecting a new European Parliament turned against established parties in greater numbers than ever before and delivered sharp rebukes to ruling governments in Britain, France and Spain, according to preliminary results Sunday. Only in Germany, where Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Christian Democrats gave an unexpected drubbing to the main opposition Social Democrats, did a major ruling party achieve a real victory.
NEWS
June 9, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citizens of the 12-nation European Union begin voting Friday to elect members to their international Parliament, a body that has recently gained important new powers but remains remote and mysterious to most of its constituents. Elections to the 567-seat European Parliament will start with voting in Britain, Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands. They finish Sunday in the EU's eight other member states.
NEWS
March 27, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Move over, U.S.A.: Elections '92 is more than an all-American show. It's Europe's turn too, from Scotland to Sicily. With Italy as prelude, Western Europe is marching toward an election season of its own that could bring substantial change in the faces and policies of the unifying Continent. Italy votes April 5 in its most unpredictable election since World War II. On April 9, British voters will resolve the tightest election race in a generation.
NEWS
November 27, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Propelled by post-Cold War insecurities, economic recession and building anti-immigrant sentiments, right-wing extremist political parties have made important electoral inroads recently across Western Europe, from Sweden in the north to Italy in the south. The most recent example in a national election occurred this weekend in Belgium, where the Vlaams Blok--a Flemish nationalist, virulently anti-immigrant party--registered its best showing ever.
NEWS
March 27, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Move over, U.S.A.: Elections '92 is more than an all-American show. It's Europe's turn too, from Scotland to Sicily. With Italy as prelude, Western Europe is marching toward an election season of its own that could bring substantial change in the faces and policies of the unifying Continent. Italy votes April 5 in its most unpredictable election since World War II. On April 9, British voters will resolve the tightest election race in a generation.
NEWS
July 15, 1997 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian ambivalence about the benefits of democratic reform was clear after votes were counted Monday in two regional elections that saw one Kremlin-backed candidate triumph and the other fall in defeat. The votes in Nizhny Novgorod and Samara, two Volga River cities considered models of market economic reform, served as an unofficial referendum on Russia's protracted transformation and spotlighted the doubts harbored by many provincial voters--even in regions of relative prosperity.
NEWS
November 17, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Prague has been selected as the headquarters for the new secretariat of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, The Times learned Friday. The creation of the secretariat--which diplomatic sources say is expected to be small, with no more than six to 10 members, and "flexible"--will be approved at the 34-nation CSCE summit meeting of East and West leaders in Paris next week.
NEWS
October 2, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Hungarian people who boldly punched the first hole in the Iron Curtain a year ago, democracy has so far been something of a disappointment. Frustration with worsening living conditions and disillusionment with the new non-Communist leadership were visible Monday in unofficial results trickling in from local elections held a day earlier.
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