Charles Richardson August 19, 2015
Sri Lanka's new president succeeds in getting a parliament that's less likely to show loyalty to his discredited predecessor.
Charles Richardson June 20, 2015 2 Comments
Russia and Britain, for all their obvious differences, have the same sort of equivocal relationship with Europe: unmistakably European powers, but with interests and traditions that draw them elsewhere.
Charles Richardson January 19, 2015
The psephological year kicks off with presidential elections in Sri Lanka and Croatia, both upset victories by narrow margins.
Charles Richardson June 16, 2014 1 Comment
The successful conduct of an election in Afghanistan provides an interesting counterpoint to Tony Blair's call for a new intervention in Iraq.
Charles Richardson May 26, 2014
India's election result would have looked very different under a proportional system. But in politics, perception quickly becomes reality.
Charles Richardson May 17, 2014 2 Comments
Narendra Modi will lead India with a big parliamentary majority, even though most people voted for someone else. Don't expect the media to tell you such inconvenient truths.
Charles Richardson May 13, 2014
India waits on results after the biggest election in the world's history. Exit polls suggest an opposition landslide, but perhaps shouldn't be taken at face value.
Charles Richardson March 28, 2014 1 Comment
This week in our semi-regular roundup: news from Serbia, Slovakia, El Salvador, Maldives and Algeria.
Charles Richardson March 14, 2014
The Maldives Supreme Court has taken a hand in tomorrow's legislative election by sacking the heads of the Electoral Commission.