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Why not the Greens?

Malcolm Fraser’s plan for a new political party runs into a fairly obvious objection: don’t we already have a party representing the same positions?

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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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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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We’re back!

World blogging returns, with news from Greece, Japan, the US, Moldova, Tunisia and Hungary.

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UKIP scores again

The UK Independence Party wins itself a second seat in the House of Commons. It’s bad news for the Conservatives, and not much joy for Labour or the Lib Dems either.

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Lessons from Victoria

Some recent stories on the Victorian election contain lessons of more general relevance.

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Election preview: French Senate

France’s Socialist government is likely to lose its Senate majority on Sunday, but its longer-term future may depend on how well it can exploit internal divisions in the centre-right opposition.

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Coalition with a conscience?

It looks as if the Liberal Party is likely to get a conscience vote on introducing same-sex marriage in Australia. The interesting question is what it will do with it.

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Juncker gets the job

Luxembourgish Christian Democrat Jean-Claude Juncker will be the next head of the European Commission. At best it’s a small step towards democratic accountability.

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