Social democracy

Former CHP mayor Sarıgül to run independently for Istanbul's Şişli district

Mustafa Sarıgül, former mayor of the Şişli district of Istanbul from the ranks of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), has resigned from the CHP and said he would run independently for the same constituency in the upcoming local polls.

Tension in Europe's right wing

Leaders of the center-right European People's Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament met in Munich over three days recently to hammer out a common strategy ahead of Euro elections in May 2019. The main rival of Europe's conservatives is no longer the Social Democrats or the Socialists, who have seen political support plummet in recent years.

The future of social democracy

Is there a future for European (and Greek) social democracy? I could provide a straightforward answer: Given their existing organizational structures, their sadly inadequate leaderships and their parochial ideological and political character, Europe's social democrats are not very likely to win back their once-prominent position in the European political system.