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Election preview: Japan

Charles Richardson October 22, 2017

Prime minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a fresh mandate, and seems unlikely to have much trouble getting it.

A very quick election roundup

Charles Richardson October 20, 2017

An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.

Oh dear, it’s North Korea again

Charles Richardson August 14, 2017 3 Comments

North Korea is staging its regular return to the headlines. Don't panic.

EOFY election roundup

Charles Richardson June 30, 2017 1 Comment

As the financial year comes to a close, we tie up some loose ends on recent electoral news.

South Korea turns left

Charles Richardson May 10, 2017

South Korea turns its back on ten years of conservative leadership, and a peacemaker takes over just when he's needed.

World election news

Charles Richardson July 15, 2016

A roundup of election news from Austria, the United States, Mongolia and Australia.

Another dictator’s daughter in the lead

Charles Richardson April 14, 2016

The daughter of Peru's jailed authoritarian leads in her country's presidential election. Meanwhile, South Korea's president, with a similar background, suffers a rebuff at the polls.

A Taiwanese landslide

Charles Richardson January 18, 2016

A big opposition win in Taiwan brings risks of a more difficult relationship with China – an issue that the rest of the world can't afford to ignore.

What to watch for in 2016

Charles Richardson January 8, 2016

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

Is a Chinese endgame coming?

Charles Richardson March 12, 2015

A China expert offers reasons to expect Communist rule to run into trouble sooner rather than later. Australia, as usual, has its head in the sand.