During the summer, government institutions worldwide gear up for a well-deserved break, allowing their hardworking staff to unwind and enjoy quality time with their loved ones. While this downtime offers a chance for employees to relax and recharge, it can, to some extent, affect the activities of political actors. Let’s take a closer look at how government institutions’ summer holidays influence the functioning of political parties and what opportunities it presents for them.
The summer break can pose the greatest challenges for parliamentary groups of political parties. With reduced access to the legislative process, it may become a bit more difficult to advance party agendas and push forward with important legislation. This is especially challenging when quick responses are necessary, in cases of emergencies, crises and other unplanned events. Parties should be well prepared.