Charles RichardsonMar 28, 2017
Bulgaria's election produces a very mainstream result, although the new government seems likely to rely at least partly on the far right. A small German state also gives encouragement to the mainstream parties.
Charles RichardsonMar 27, 2017
Final results from Western Australia confirm the dimensions of Labor's victory. They also show the upper house, for all its undemocratic structure, reflecting the popular vote rather well.
Charles RichardsonMar 24, 2017
Relations with Turkey are again a leading issue, this time with Bulgaria going to the polls. Despite tensions, the country has maintained an impressive degree of political stability.
Charles RichardsonMar 20, 2017
The candidates are all official now for the French presidential election. Emmanuel Macron, the luckiest man in Europe, is yet to slip up.
Charles RichardsonMar 15, 2017
Tonight's Dutch election is a test of the far right's support, but a much less significant one than media hype would suggest.
Charles RichardsonMar 13, 2017
Western Australia delivers a powerful lesson to centre-right parties about dalliance with extremists.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 20171 Comment
Like the Western Australians, the Dutch are fending off the far right. Having a democratic electoral system helps.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 2017
Western Australia will be the first test of One Nation's support since its triumphant return to prominence last year. The Liberal Party appears to have learned nothing, either from the European parallels or from its own experience.