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Election preview: Spain

Spain has undergone a political upheaval in the last four years, making Sunday’s election the most unpredictable anyone can remember.

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New regions, new politics

French regional elections tomorrow will tell us more about the size of the surge for the far-right National Front and the impact of the recent terrorist attacks.

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Two election results

The polls got it right in Switzerland; less so in Canada, but for explicable reasons.

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Election preview: Canada

Canada’s Liberals look set to avenge their dreadful 2011 result tonight, meaning that the country might be set for fairer elections in future.

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Fending off the far right in central Europe

Vienna holds off a challenge from Austria’s far-right party. Meanwhile, Swiss elections look like confirming the right’s strength there, but in Switzerland votes bear little relationship to political power.

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A victory, but not a mandate

Elections show Catalonia split down the middle on the question of independence. That’s a good reason for Madrid to negotiate, but it’s not a mandate for unilateral action.

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Election preview: Greece

Greece’s radical prime minister, now somewhat leashed by the country’s creditors, is seeking a fresh mandate. The voters, in tandem with a favorable election system, may just give it to him.

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Is preferential voting really that difficult?

The surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn as Britain’s next Labour leader shows the depth of disenchantment with modern politics. But it also shows up the British failure to understand democratic voting.

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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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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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