Eriko Greeson

South Korea Holding Parliamentary Elections in the Midst of a Pandemic

            The coronavirus pandemic has altered societies around the world, including disruptions to elections. However, South Korea is pressing ahead with its parliamentary elections, and so far, it seems as though they will be successful. They are scheduled to occur on April 15, 2020, with all 300 members of the National Assembly being elected (Kim …

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The Uncertain Future of Germany

            On February 10th, Germany’s political future was left wide open after Angela Merkel’s expected successor and current party leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, confirmed that she will step down as CDU leader. She was the expected next-in-line to become chancellor in 2021 (Kirby 2020), even coined as “Mini-Merkel” by the …

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