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CHARLES RICHARDSON | February 01, 2016 | ELECTIONS | |

An Iberian update

Portugal gets a new president and Catalonia gets a new premier, but Spain is still waiting.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 26, 2016 | ELECTIONS | |

Iowa: The beginning of the beginning

A week out from the Iowa caucuses, the three Republican frontrunners look to be well clear. But there are still challengers waiting if one of them stumbles badly.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 18, 2016 | EAST ASIA | |

A Taiwanese landslide

A big opposition win in Taiwan brings risks of a more difficult relationship with China – an issue that the rest of the world can’t afford to ignore.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | January 08, 2016 | AFRICA | |

What to watch for in 2016

Twenty elections to watch out for around the world in 2016.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | December 31, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | |

Holiday reading

As usual, news is a bit thin at this time of the year, but for those who are looking for holiday reading in the political sphere I’ve put together some links to interesting stuff that I’ve come across recently.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | December 21, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 4 |

Spain as it happens

Results are coming in from a close and path-breaking Spanish election.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | December 18, 2015 | ELECTIONS | |

Election preview: Spain

Spain has undergone a political upheaval in the last four years, making Sunday’s election the most unpredictable anyone can remember.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | December 17, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 3 |

What happened in France

The National Front’s failure to win control of any French regions isn’t particularly surprising or mysterious.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | December 14, 2015 | ELECTIONS | |

Cruz-ing into Iowa

With the Iowa caucuses fast approaching, the Republican Party looks like having to veer a long way to the right in order to outflank Donald Trump.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | December 12, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 2 |

Fascism on both sides of the Atlantic

There’s been some very interesting discussion on whether to call Donald Trump a fascist, a debate that has particular resonance with the rise of the National Front in France.

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