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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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Family, fascism and respectability

France is spellbound as the National Front’s drive for modernisation is embodied in conflict within its first family.

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What a dreadful electoral system this is!

For those who wanted a demonstration of the faults of a non-proportional electoral system, Britain is now providing it in spades.

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How not to support minor parties

No-one knows if reform of Australia’s strange Senate voting system will actually go ahead. Minor parties argue that it shouldn’t. Here’s why it should.

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Election (and other news) updates

This week, updates from Israel, Australia, Estonia, Finland and Northern Cyprus.

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Do American parties now matter more than candidates?

Whether or not you think Hillary Clinton is pretty much a sure thing could depend on whether you think the working of the American party system has fundamentally changed.

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British may stick with the coalition habit

Last time around, the British electorate returned a hung parliament for the first time since 1974. Next month it looks likely that they’ll do it again.

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