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A nailbiter in Austria

Charles RichardsonMay 24, 2016

Austria elects a Green president, keeping out the far right by the narrowest of margins.

Scots clip the nationalists' wings

Charles RichardsonMay 8, 20161 Comment

Scottish voters swing from Labour to Conservative, and also deprive their Nationalist government of a majority.

Election preview: Philippines

Charles RichardsonMay 6, 2016

The Philippines elect a new president on Monday, with the front-runner making many people uncomfortable.

Trump, and other updates

Charles RichardsonMay 4, 20163 Comments

Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, after his last major rival conceded in Indiana. That, plus updates from Ireland, Iran and Equatorial Guinea.

Back to the polls in Spain

Charles RichardsonApr 29, 2016

Spain will hold fresh elections in June, after its political parties failed to reach agreement on forming a new government. It's not at all obvious that this will solve anything.

Well, isn't this a treat?

Charles RichardsonApr 28, 2016

Big wins for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump leave one race decided, but the other still heading towards a contested convention.

Austria and Serbia

Charles RichardsonApr 27, 2016

Compare and contrast: a parliamentary election re-enforces the mainstream in Serbia, and a presidential election swings big to the far right in Austria.

Election preview: Serbia

Charles RichardsonApr 24, 20162 Comments

Serbia's government seeks a fresh mandate tonight and is likely to get it, but it's not clear whether that will do anything to speed up its admission to the European Union.

Today New York, ...

Charles RichardsonApr 20, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go into today's New York primary as strong favorites. Updates to come as results emerge.

Something strange is happening to the Republicans

Charles RichardsonApr 15, 20162 Comments

Two sets of figures show up some revealing things about the direction of the Republican Party.