Charles RichardsonJan 8, 2016
Twenty elections to watch out for around the world in 2016.
Charles RichardsonJun 12, 20151 Comment
So is Azerbaijan in Europe or not? What about Turkey? Iceland? Morocco? The questions are never purely geographical, but they raise some difficult political problems.
Charles RichardsonApr 3, 2015
Nigeria elects another former military ruler, but this time by beating the incumbent in a fair election. It represents a huge step forward.
Charles RichardsonDec 16, 20142 Comments
World blogging returns, with news from Greece, Japan, the US, Moldova, Tunisia and Hungary.
Charles RichardsonNov 2, 2014
Tunisian voters deliver a check to the Islamists, opting instead for secular forces with a link to the authoritarian past. But it's good to have a choice.
Charles RichardsonOct 27, 2014
A summary of yesterday's four elections, in Brazil, Ukraine, Tunisia and Uruguay.
Charles RichardsonJun 23, 2014
Mauritania's president is re-elected overwhelmingly in an election boycotted by the major opposition forces. It's an improvement on naked dictatorship, but well short of real democracy.
Charles RichardsonMay 29, 2014
Egypt's military ruler is confirmed as president, but despite his efforts the turnout shows a lack of voter enthusiasm.
Charles RichardsonMay 9, 2014
The ANC wins its expected fifth landslide in South Africa, although the opposition's vote is well up. There's an expectation that the government will take the opportunity to pursue a more business-friendly agenda.