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France gets a new prime minister

French president Fran├žois 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. Fran├žois Hollande may be looking for a new prime minister, new policies, or both.

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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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Big win for incumbents in Serbia

The Serbian Progressive Party has been triumphantly re-elected in Serbia, bringing the country further into the European mainstream.

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Liberalism, Thatcherism and coalition

Britain’s history of coalition politics is a fascinating one. It also helps to understand where the Liberal Democrats are coming from.

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The downside of member participation

The downfall of Mary Wooldridge in Victoria contains a lesson for any political party that tries to improve member participation.

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Tribal politics on the right

Does politics always have to be driven by tribal hatreds, or is there scope for a more constructive way of doing things?

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Arizona has second thoughts about discrimination

The United States is transfixed by the question of whether religious people should be protected in their refusal to provide services to same-sex couples.

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Mr Renzi takes over in Italy

Matteo Renzi gets the top job, but not much else has changed in Italian politics. He’s going to have his work cut out.

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Drug war absurdity: Australian edition

A government backbencher gives a backhanded endorsement of marijuana legalisation, giving Labor the cue to go out of its way to endorse prohibition.

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