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We warn the Turks

Turkey is headed back to the polls, in an election that’s unlikely to solve anything but may give the country’s fractious opposition parties another opportunity.

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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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Canada’s opposition needs to beat the system

Canadians keep voting for a centre-left government, but they’re having an inordinate amount of trouble getting one.

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Denmark swings rightwards

Danes appear to have voted by a narrow majority for a coalition in which the far right will have the largest voice, but the forces of moderation remain strong.

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Democratic surprise in Turkey

Turkey may be set for minority government and political instability, but democracy has again shown how effective it can be in checking over-ambitious rulers.

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Election preview: Turkey

Today’s Turkish election is a crucial test for both the country’s government and its democratic credentials.

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Poll failure in Poland

Just three days after their British debacle, Poland’s presidential election produces another embarrassing result for the opinion pollsters. The country’s conservative opposition has made a surprisingly strong showing.

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Well, that was easy

Contrary to expectation, Britain’s Conservative Party wins a parliamentary majority. But the electoral system, very much as expected, failed to give people anything like what they voted for.

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What to look for in Britain

Your handy guide to interpreting the British election results.

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Electoral system dishes the right in Alberta

Another illustration of the unfairness of single-member electoral systems comes from Canada, this time with the right on the losing end.

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