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Election preview: French Senate

France’s Socialist government is likely to lose its Senate majority on Sunday, but its longer-term future may depend on how well it can exploit internal divisions in the centre-right opposition.

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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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Sweden follows the script

Sweden’s new government will almost certainly be led by the Social Democrats, but the electorate has given them something less than an enthusiastic endorsement.

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Election preview: Sweden

Sweden’s Social Democrats are eyeing a likely return to power, but putting together a parliamentary majority may be difficult.

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Left, right and centre in central Europe

Slovenia is set to get a new centre-left coalition government, which is becoming something of the norm in central Europe. Hungary remains an outstanding exception.

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Ukraine loses a prime minister

Ukraine looks set for parliamentary elections later this year, to complete the political transformation set in train by February’s revolution.

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Joko’s victory to be made official

Joko Widodo will be the new president of Indonesia, but his rival – with the media’s help – has succeeded in sowing doubts about his victory.

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Newcomer nails it in Slovenia

Slovenians vote against official corruption, on a low turnout. The new government looks like being a centrist coalition with a solid majority.

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Election preview: Slovenia

Slovenia’s voters seem poised to punish the established parties for failing to deal with official corruption. A cleanskin law professor is the most likely beneficiary.

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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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