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Articles by Charles Richardson

An Iberian update

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

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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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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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What to watch for in 2016

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

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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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Spain as it happens

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

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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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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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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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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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