This week serves as a pivot point for politics around the world.
The NDP has put out their demands, they want an increase in corporate taxes. Should the government survive though this spring, there is a good chance we may hobble all the way to 2015. The Liberals will need to decide.
1 - Say no and go into an election.
2 - Say yes and increase taxes to get budget though.
The provincial PC Party seems to be getting into election mode, and not just leadership election. I'm unsure why; this seems beyond all rationality and logic, but there seems to be an undercurrent among some that a snap election under a new premier would be the way to go. I think this is foolish.
Frank Coleman has all but been acclaimed as "premier-elect" and leader of the PC Party. The problem is Coleman does not seem like any kind of "leader" at all, seeming to want to be hand-held though this entire process. The Newfoundland PC Party could self destruct if things don't turn around.
The Indian elections are still ongoing with today being one of the larger days for voting. In particular, opinions for and against Modi; the leader in the race, are starting to solidify and polarize the race.
We are about a month out from an europe-wide election, and just as I am preparing for a blog post, it seems Europe has suddenly awakened to the election; with the number of news stories this week almost double that from last (that I can find) without any significant uptick in content.
Iraq is entering it's final week of it's campaign, and South Africa's election is almost a fortnight away.
At the end of May, we may find each of the above has a new story to tell.