Charles RichardsonDec 8, 20164 Comments
Hillary Clinton's victory keeps getting bigger in terms of votes. But America seems stuck with a system where votes don't matter.
Charles RichardsonDec 4, 2016
A referendum in Italy and a runoff election are both tests of Europe's political future.
Charles RichardsonDec 2, 2016
France's president decides to bow out of a contest that seemed hopeless. But it's not clear that his party will do any better in his absence.
Charles RichardsonNov 29, 2016
No surprises in the second round of France's Republican primary, but it foreshadows a fascinating presidential election in five months' time.
Charles RichardsonNov 25, 20164 Comments
Not only did Hillary Clinton clearly win the popular vote, her margin is still growing. That marks a problem that America really needs to address.
Charles RichardsonNov 23, 2016
François Fillon, whether you think of him as a liberal or conservative, is now the odds-on favorite to be the next president of France.
Charles RichardsonNov 20, 2016
France's centre-right opposition is voting to select a presidential candidate, amid differing views on how to deal with the threat from the far right.
Charles RichardsonNov 18, 2016
Much commentary on the US election misses the point completely. The predecessor that Trump most closely resembles is not Ronald Reagan but Mitt Romney.
Charles RichardsonNov 10, 20161 Comment
Donald Trump's victory comes courtesy of the electoral system, not the voters' choice. And that's not something unusual.