A resignation in South Africa

February 15, 2018

South Africa's odd constitutional structure witnesses another change at the top.

2017 in review

January 2, 2018 3

A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.

Good news and bad news in Liberia

December 29, 2017

Another step forward for democracy in West Africa, but it brings reminders of a brutal civil war.

Time to move on in Kenya

August 11, 2017

Another disputed presidential election shows Kenyan democracy to be somewhat shaky but still functional.

Democracy on the march in West Africa

January 19, 2017

Conflict looms in Gambia over a contested election result, but it's likely to be very one-sided.

World election news, part II

December 16, 2016

More world electoral news (an occasional feature). Today Macedonia, Bulgaria, Italy and Gambia.

World election news, part I

December 13, 2016

There's a lot happening in the electoral world. Today Romania, France, Iceland and Ghana; part II to follow tomorrow.

We need more democracy, not less

November 10, 2016 1

Donald Trump's victory comes courtesy of the electoral system, not the voters' choice. And that's not something unusual.

Trump, and other updates

May 4, 2016 3

Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, after his last major rival conceded in Indiana. That, plus updates from Ireland, Iran and Equatorial Guinea.

What to watch for in 2016

January 8, 2016

Twenty elections to watch out for around the world in 2016.