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Election preview: Albania

Charles RichardsonJun 23, 2017

Albania continues to move towards political stability, with its prime minister seeking a mandate to negotiate entry to the European Union.

Georgia on their minds

Charles RichardsonJun 21, 20176 Comments

Republicans win an astronomically expensive Congressional race in Georgia, and almost lose the low-profile one in neighboring South Carolina.

France reins in its president a little

Charles RichardsonJun 19, 20173 Comments

France's president wins a parliamentary mandate: a less impressive one than seemed likely a week ago, but a remarkable achievement for all that.

A cliffhanger and a landslide, part II

Charles RichardsonJun 15, 20179 Comments

Emmanuel Macron is on track for a very big parliamentary majority. The centrist forces that in Britain swung behind Jeremy Corbyn had in France a genuine centrist to rally to.

A cliffhanger and a landslide, part I

Charles RichardsonJun 13, 20174 Comments

Theresa May was an unlikely front person for right-wing populism. Perhaps that's why she did so badly.

Election preview: France, again

Charles RichardsonJun 9, 2017

In the week's other election, France starts the process of choosing its new parliament. President Emmanuel Macron looks like getting the result he wants.

Live Britain

Charles RichardsonJun 9, 201713 Comments

The exit poll shows Britain headed for a hung parliament. Live updates as results come through.

Election preview: Britain

Charles RichardsonJun 8, 20172 Comments

An increased Conservative majority is the most likely outcome from Britain's general election, but unreliable polling and unstable party dynamics make prediction hazardous.

An unenviable choice

Charles RichardsonJun 5, 20175 Comments

Britain goes to the polls this week, in the shadow of terrorism, to choose between unreconstructed socialism and resurgent nationalism. It's an ugly situation to be in.

Election preview: Malta

Charles RichardsonJun 2, 2017

Malta's very stable political system shows no sign of changing in tomorrow's election.

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