Charles Richardson October 22, 2017
Prime minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a fresh mandate, and seems unlikely to have much trouble getting it.
Charles Richardson October 21, 2017
A populist is set for victory in Czechia. What does that even mean?
Charles Richardson October 20, 2017
An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.
Charles Richardson October 17, 2017
Austria's far right does badly on postal votes, shifting the atmospherics a bit from the way they looked on election night.
Charles Richardson October 16, 2017 1 Comment
No surprises in Austria, with the centre-right well in the lead and the centre-left dropping to a new low. It's also been a particularly bad night for the Greens.
Charles Richardson October 13, 2017 2 Comments
Scandal tarnishes the old parties in Austria, but some of the shine has come off the far right as well.
Charles Richardson September 26, 2017 1 Comment
Why I think Angela Merkel's performance on Sunday was rather better than you'd think from the newspaper headlines.
Charles Richardson September 25, 2017
The leader of the free world is returned to office in a result that will probably see her in coalition with the Greens for the first time.
Charles Richardson September 24, 2017
New Zealand copied its democratic electoral system from Germany, but also copied its least democratic and now pointless feature.