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Right gets back in Hungary

Hungary’s controversial centre-right government has been re-elected for a second term, and has apparently maintained its two-thirds majority in parliament – despite a substantial swing to the opposition.

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Election preview: Hungary

Hungarians seem set to re-elect their controversial centre-right government, helped by the new electoral system it introduced.

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Turkey and Russia: compare and contrast

Turkish local elections give its ruling party a vote of confidence, doing little to allay fears of growing authoritarianism. Vladimir Putin’s Russia looks increasingly like a role model.

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France gets a new prime minister

French president François Hollande responds to defeat in local elections by a bold shift to the right. His new prime minister evokes memories of Nicolas Sarkozy.

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A bad day for M. Hollande

As expected, France’s local elections were a disaster for the incumbent Socialist Party. François Hollande may be looking for a new prime minister, new policies, or both.

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Another incumbent falls short

Slovakian voters have turned down their prime minister’s bid to become president, voting instead for a hire-purchase entrepreneur turned philanthropist.

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Election news from around the world

This week in our semi-regular roundup: news from Serbia, Slovakia, El Salvador, Maldives and Algeria.

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Trouble on the far right

Europe’s far-right, anti-immigrant and eurosceptic parties are not one big happy family. Far from it.

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French local elections for beginners

The far-right National Front has done well in the first round of France’s local elections. Here’s what you need to know to understand the results.

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Crimea’s gone, but it’s not World War III

Crimea is one thing, eastern Ukraine is quite another. And we’re a long way off having to worry about Poland and the Baltic states.

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