Australia – 2004
created by: ScottM
As the year 2004 and the third term of the Howard Government come to a close, an election looms. Many issues of domestic and foreign policy divide a polarised electorate … and, in a post-September 11 world, the spectre of international terrorism is always present.
United States – 1920
The Great War has ended, but its shadow still looms large. President Wilson is ill, and his dream of U.S. involvement in a League of Nations is threatened. Can the Democrats retain power and cement Wilson’s legacy or will the Republicans take the White House and reverse the nation’s course?
Australia – 2010 updated
A snap election has been called after an internal coup d’etat against sitting Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Will new Prime Minister Julia Gillard be able to rehabilitate the Labor Party’s image, or will Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott and the Coalition be able to focus voters on unpopular Labor policies – and dethrone the new Prime Minister?
Australia – 2007
After more than a decade of the Howard Government, a young and untested Labor leader – Kevin Rudd – has risen on the national scene. Is it time for a change, or will Australians elect John Howard to a fifth consecutive Liberal government?
Canada – 1997
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien seeks his second term. The PC party, led by the popular Jean Charest, is hoping to rebound from its disastrous 1993 campaign. Can the Reform Party displace the Bloc and become the Official Opposition? Will the NDP be able to build a strong base in the Maritimes, and regain lost ground?
Canada – 2000
The newly formed Canadian Alliance hope that recently elected leader Stockwell Day will lead them to a breakthrough in Ontario. The PC party, led by former Prime Minister Joe Clark, and the NDP led by Alexa McDonough hope to retain official party status. The Bloc hopes to rebound in Québec under Gilles Duceppe’s leadership. Will Chrétien rise above them all and gain his third term?
Canada – 2004
What seemed a coronation walk has turned into a struggle for a majority government. Plagued for months by scandal, Martin has dropped the writ for a late spring election, but will Harper, Duceppe, and Layton have the best of it?
Canada – 2004
Canada – 2006
With the NDP withdrawing its support from the minority Liberal government, the country is plunged into a winter election. Will Harper succeed on his second attempt, or will the Liberals survive the Gomery scandal intact?
Canada – 2008
Despite fixed election legislation, Stephen Harper has called an election over a year early. With the Liberals in disarray, the Bloc Quebecois losing strength, and the NDP and Greens gaining strength at the expense of the Liberals, the conditions seem right for the Conservatives to win a majority. Will Harper preside over the first Conservative majority in a decade and a half?