Charles RichardsonApr 26, 20174 Comments
The leaders of France's main centre-right party have almost all endorsed Emmanuel Macron for his second round battle against Marine Le Pen. Their voters, however, are not so sure.
Charles RichardsonApr 24, 20171 Comment
France's centrist walks away with the first round, and is set for a crushing victory in the runoff.
Charles RichardsonApr 21, 20172 Comments
Two additional comments to make following this morning's post on France: one on betting odds and the other on the dilemma of the Australian right.
Charles RichardsonApr 21, 2017
France goes to the polls on Sunday, in an election in which Emmanuel Macron looks set to become the first centrist president since Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Charles RichardsonApr 20, 20178 Comments
The polls unanimously tell us that Emmanuel Macron is the preferred choice for French president. The question is whether the electoral system will translate that into reality.
Charles RichardsonApr 17, 20173 Comments
A News Corp writer endorses the National Front. How many more will follow him?
Charles RichardsonApr 6, 20175 Comments
As the Socialist candidate fades, France's voters are reduced to four realistic choices for president. Emmanuel Macron remains the clear favorite, but he's not home yet.
Charles RichardsonApr 4, 2017
Three generally expected election results from the weekend, although one of them was a cliffhanger.
Charles RichardsonMar 31, 20171 Comment
Three elections this weekend offer contrasting lessons on the problems of presidential government.