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Election (and other news) updates

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

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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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Election preview: Finland

Proportional representation ensures that Finland’s next government will be another broad coalition, but its precise shape remains unclear. Major economic and security issues need to be addressed.

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Who counts as a fascist?

Hungary’s neo-fascist party wins a seat from the government at a by-election, once more posing questions about how to deal with (or even describe) the far right.

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France keeps out the fascists, but at what cost?

Departmental elections in France show that its electoral system, being very like Australia’s, is stacked against third parties in much the same way. This time it was the National Front that missed out.

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France’s far right eyes a new milestone

Departmental elections in France see the National Front running neck and neck with the major parties. How they respond to the threat may determine the shape of the next presidential election.

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Culture, capitalism and destruction

Is it reasonable to compare the destruction wrought by Islamic State with some of the faults of modern capitalism?

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Election preview: Estonia

Estonia provides another example of co-operation between centre-left and free marketeers, but this time security issues seem to be uppermost in the voters’ minds.

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A free-marketeer beats the right in Hungary

Hungary’s opposition wins a key by-election, with a message that says something important about European party systems.

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Another ceasefire, but the war continues

Another ceasefire falters in Ukraine. It’s clear what the Ukrainian government is trying to achieve, but Russia’s war aims are less obvious.

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