Armenia scores one for democracy

Charles RichardsonApr 24, 2018

People power succeeds in forcing Armenia's prime minister from office after a week of protests; fresh elections are on the cards.

Two elections and an “election”, plus more Trump and Brexit

Charles RichardsonApr 21, 2018 1

This week's electoral news is from Paraguay, Turkey, Cuba, the United States and the United Kingdom.

A conservative crosses the floor

Charles RichardsonApr 19, 2018

In the fascinating politics of America's Supreme Court, Donald Trump's appointee shows he has an unpredictable streak.

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Parties, elections and political ideas across the globe from an Australian perspective

Recommended weekly reading

Charles RichardsonApr 18, 2018 1

A new feature: links to some recent material that readers should find interesting.

A month of no progress in Italy

Charles RichardsonApr 11, 2018

Italy's post-election deadlock continues, as obstinacy on the centre-left raises the likelihood of the far right taking power.

Still no way forward in Catalonia

Charles RichardsonApr 9, 2018

Catalonia's fugitive independence leader is free again, but his cause is in as much disarray as ever.

Election preview: Hungary

Charles RichardsonApr 8, 2018

Central Europe's most illiberal leader faces the voters, helped by a voting system designed for his own benefit.

Easter election roundup

Charles RichardsonApr 3, 2018

Election news from around the world. This week: Costa Rica, Egypt, Sierra Leone and New Caledonia.

An alarming runoff in Costa Rica

Charles RichardsonMar 29, 2018

Costa Ricans get to choose on Sunday between two presidential candidates with the same surname. Polling suggests that the fundamentalist has the edge.

Remembering My Lai

Charles RichardsonMar 21, 2018 1

One from the archive, as the Vietnam War recedes further into the past.