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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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Is a Chinese endgame coming?

A China expert offers reasons to expect Communist rule to run into trouble sooner rather than later. Australia, as usual, has its head in the sand.

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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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A snap Japanese election

Japan unexpectedly goes to the polls next month, with a faltering economy and an electoral system that’s already been ruled unconstitutional.

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Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy

Hong Kong looks like getting the universal suffrage that Beijing promised, but how democratic it will really be remains to be seen.

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A tale of two elections

Very different elections in El Salvador and North Korea, yet each in its way signals the triumph of democracy.

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Maoists for democracy

China’s communists don’t really have to worry about a rival political party, but there’s an interesting moral in the reports about what a hard-line Maoist faction is up to.

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Mr Abe gets both houses

Shinzo Abe’s government has won a clear majority in Japan’s upper house. That should be good for stable government, but stable government isn’t everything.

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Election roundup time

An occasional feature in which we summarise the latest election news. This week: Albania, Mongolia, Kuwait, Mali and Zimbabwe.

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