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Trump, and other updates

Charles RichardsonMay 4, 20163 Comments

Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, after his last major rival conceded in Indiana. That, plus updates from Ireland, Iran and Equatorial Guinea.

Back to the polls in Spain

Charles RichardsonApr 29, 2016

Spain will hold fresh elections in June, after its political parties failed to reach agreement on forming a new government. It's not at all obvious that this will solve anything.

Well, isn't this a treat?

Charles RichardsonApr 28, 2016

Big wins for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump leave one race decided, but the other still heading towards a contested convention.

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Parties, elections and political ideas across the globe from an Australian perspective

Austria and Serbia

Charles RichardsonApr 27, 2016

Compare and contrast: a parliamentary election re-enforces the mainstream in Serbia, and a presidential election swings big to the far right in Austria.

Election preview: Serbia

Charles RichardsonApr 24, 20162 Comments

Serbia's government seeks a fresh mandate tonight and is likely to get it, but it's not clear whether that will do anything to speed up its admission to the European Union.

Queensland government disgraces itself

Charles RichardsonApr 22, 20164 Comments

Queensland's Labor government has turned the clock back to compulsory preferential voting in the pursuit of short-term electoral advantage.

Today New York, ...

Charles RichardsonApr 20, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go into today's New York primary as strong favorites. Updates to come as results emerge.

Something strange is happening to the Republicans

Charles RichardsonApr 15, 20162 Comments

Two sets of figures show up some revealing things about the direction of the Republican Party.

Another dictator's daughter in the lead

Charles RichardsonApr 14, 2016

The daughter of Peru's jailed authoritarian leads in her country's presidential election. Meanwhile, South Korea's president, with a similar background, suffers a rebuff at the polls.

Winning in Wisconsin

Charles RichardsonApr 7, 20162 Comments

Both front-runners lose in Wisconsin. It's not yet enough to derail Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump looks to be in trouble.