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We’re back!

World blogging returns, with news from Greece, Japan, the US, Moldova, Tunisia and Hungary.

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Lessons from Victoria

Some recent stories on the Victorian election contain lessons of more general relevance.

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New Zealand sticks with the centre-right

New Zealand prime minister John Key has been comfortably re-elected, but his country’s voting system makes the result very different from what we would see in Australia.

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Mr Abbott takes on the Scots

The Australian prime minister has a go at telling Scotland which way it should vote in next month’s independence referendum. Scots are unlikely to be impressed.

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Coalition with a conscience?

It looks as if the Liberal Party is likely to get a conscience vote on introducing same-sex marriage in Australia. The interesting question is what it will do with it.

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How not to address political corruption

Thirty years on, public funding of Australian election campaigns has recorded a striking lack of success at stopping corruption. As should have been expected all along.

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Election preview: Indonesia (the big one)

Indonesia’s presidential election is being billed as a vote for or against democracy. Reformist candidate Joko Widodo seems to have a narrow edge.

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Notes on a new Senate

With any luck, Australia’s latest contingent of new senators will be the last to be elected with automatic ticket voting. The debate shows minor parties to be just as much captives to self-interest as anyone.

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All over in Western Australia

Western Australia’s Senate by-election can now be safely called. Both major parties lost ground, but the microparties missed out and the government did as well as it could have hoped.

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Could Tasmania get a Green opposition?

The Greens aren’t likely to emerge from tomorrow’s Tasmanian election as the official opposition, but it would be a powerful lesson for the ALP if they did.

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