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Election preview: Colombia

Election preview: Colombia

A left-right contest in Colombia puts in question the country's economic future and the continuation of the peace deal with its left-wing rebels.

Spanish Socialists finally take the prize

Spanish Socialists finally take the prize

Spain also has a new prime minister, one who is finally able to enjoy the fruits of the election victory he seemed to have won in 2015.

Italy's unknown prime minister

Italy's unknown prime minister

After a false start, Italy's populists install their man as prime minister, but his prospects look rather uncertain.

Election preview: Slovenia

Election preview: Slovenia

The Trumpist right is expected to top the poll in Slovenia, but it looks like being well short of a majority.

Catalonia gets a government at last

Catalonia gets a government at last

A new separatist premier is elected in Catalonia, by the narrowest of margins. He seems unlikely to win any friends in Madrid.

Election preview: East Timor

Election preview: East Timor

Constitutional shenanigans have led to an unnecessary early election in East Timor, but its democracy seems to be still functioning.

Election preview: Malaysia

Election preview: Malaysia

If Malaysia was a democracy, the opposition would already be in power. As it is, they look like missing out again.

Lebanon goes to the polls at last

Lebanon goes to the polls at last

Lebanon's long-delayed general election is a poor result for its prime minister, but he may still contrive to keep his job.

Not quite a revolution in Armenia

Not quite a revolution in Armenia

With the ruling party in disarray, the opposition edges towards power in Armenia.

Armenia scores one for democracy

Armenia scores one for democracy

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