Recent results for Greens around the world


  on 9 June the Green Party, GroenLinks received 6.6% of the vote and now have 10 seats in the national parliament, up from 7 in the last election in 2006. GroenLinks is now part of talks with 3 other parties regarding the formation of a coalition Government. However the largest of this group are the Liberals who are also considering going into coalition with the far-right Party of Freedom. Coalition talks continue


 Colombian Green Party Presidential Candidate, Antanas Mockus won 21% of the vote in the first round of elections held on 30 May. The next round is 의 위에 this Sunday, but polls suggest that Mockus will not win. His campaign has featured strong use of Facebook and downloadable music donated by musicians. Reuters story on Mockus and musicians


– On 7 May Caroline Lucas became the first Green MP in Westminster, winning the seat of Brighton Pavilion 1,300 votes ahead of her Labour Party rival. Just a few days ago Caroline was awarded the Observer newspaper’s Ethical Politician Award Award feature


 the Greens recently doubled their vote at a regional election in Germany’s most populous state. The result meant that Angela Merkel’s Party lost its control of the German upper house. The Greens vote rose from 6.2% in the 2005 election to 12.1% and they will now have 23 seats in the regional Parliament. New York Times story


– in April the new Lehet Mas A Politika (Politics Can Be Different) entered parliament with 16 seats and 7.43% of the vote. It was the first campaign that the party, formed in 2009, had ever run!  On 14 May they invited supporters to join them on a walk to their first Parliamentary session. Walk story, Hungarian Greens website


 – the campaign continues in Brazil in the lead up to the October Presidential election. Green Party candidate Marina Silva is running third in the polls with 12% of the vote. Update on Marina Silva’s campaign in Reuters


– fresh from its success in running the Asia Pacific Greens meeting, the Taiwan Green party is preparing for local government elections later this year and a recent opinion poll has found the party’s support rate now exceeds 2 percent. Feature on candidate Pan Han-sheng

06/17/2010 – 17:02


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