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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 16, 2015 | POLITICAL ISSUES | 1 |

American unbelief comes out of the closet

Another instalment in the long-running debate over the condition of religion in America.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 12, 2015 | ELECTIONS | |

Poll failure in Poland

Just three days after their British debacle, Poland’s presidential election produces another embarrassing result for the opinion pollsters. The country’s conservative opposition has made a surprisingly strong showing.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 09, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 1 |

Well, that was easy

Contrary to expectation, Britain’s Conservative Party wins a parliamentary majority. But the electoral system, very much as expected, failed to give people anything like what they voted for.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 08, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 2 |

What to look for in Britain

Your handy guide to interpreting the British election results.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 07, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | |

Transition in the Greens

Leaving aside media hysteria about the Australian Greens’ leadership change, there’s still a problem about transparency.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 07, 2015 | ELECTIONS | |

Electoral system dishes the right in Alberta

Another illustration of the unfairness of single-member electoral systems comes from Canada, this time with the right on the losing end.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 07, 2015 | ELECTIONS | |

Family, fascism and respectability

France is spellbound as the National Front’s drive for modernisation is embodied in conflict within its first family.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 06, 2015 | ELECTIONS | 2 |

What a dreadful electoral system this is!

For those who wanted a demonstration of the faults of a non-proportional electoral system, Britain is now providing it in spades.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | May 04, 2015 | AUSTRALIA | |

How not to support minor parties

No-one knows if reform of Australia’s strange Senate voting system will actually go ahead. Minor parties argue that it shouldn’t. Here’s why it should.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | April 30, 2015 | MIDDLE EAST | 1 |

Atheism and Islam

It’s hard to credit that Saudi Arabia has proportionately as many atheists as the United States, but it’s a question that quickly runs into terminological problems.

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