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Sri Lanka completes its upheaval

Sri Lanka’s new president succeeds in getting a parliament that’s less likely to show loyalty to his discredited predecessor.

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The limits of Europe, part II

Russia and Britain, for all their obvious differences, have the same sort of equivocal relationship with Europe: unmistakably European powers, but with interests and traditions that draw them elsewhere.

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Close elections start the year

The psephological year kicks off with presidential elections in Sri Lanka and Croatia, both upset victories by narrow margins.

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Blair, Iraq and Afghanistan

The successful conduct of an election in Afghanistan provides an interesting counterpoint to Tony Blair’s call for a new intervention in Iraq.

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Another look at those Indian numbers

India’s election result would have looked very different under a proportional system. But in politics, perception quickly becomes reality.

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The system produces an Indian landslide

Narendra Modi will lead India with a big parliamentary majority, even though most people voted for someone else. Don’t expect the media to tell you such inconvenient truths.

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Waiting on a big result in India

India waits on results after the biggest election in the world’s history. Exit polls suggest an opposition landslide, but perhaps shouldn’t be taken at face value.

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Election news from around the world

This week in our semi-regular roundup: news from Serbia, Slovakia, El Salvador, Maldives and Algeria.

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Election preview: Maldives

The Maldives Supreme Court has taken a hand in tomorrow’s legislative election by sacking the heads of the Electoral Commission.

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India sets up a big contest

The Indian prime minister announces his forthcoming retirement, but this year’s election will see his party have trouble extending its ten-year rule.

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