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Articles by Charles Richardson

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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South America’s shift to the right

Venezuela’s government turns out to be neither as popular nor as undemocratic as left and right (respectively) would have had you believe.

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New regions, new politics

French regional elections tomorrow will tell us more about the size of the surge for the far-right National Front and the impact of the recent terrorist attacks.

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Please to remember 11 November

More about the 1975 constitutional crisis, and how easy it is to misunderstand the role of the House of Representatives.

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Unsurprising results

A big win for the opposition in Myanmar/Burma, and a hung parliament in Croatia. No surprises, although some seem surprised anyway.

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Election preview: Croatia

Croatia’s centre-left government, which brought the country into the EU, has a fight on its hands for re-election.

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Election preview: Myanmar

Myanmar/Burma votes for a new parliament, but a democratic future is by no means guaranteed.

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Here we go again – Brandis and bigotry

George Brandis launches an attack on religious bigotry – by which he apparently means criticism of religious-based public policy that he agrees with.

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Turkey, again

Another Turkish election looks like throwing up the same options as the last one.

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