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Election preview: Chile runoff

Charles Richardson December 17, 2017

The last big election for 2017 sees a closely-fought contest in Chile.

A shaky new Czech government

Charles Richardson December 12, 2017

Seven weeks after its election, Czechia gets a new government, but it lacks a parliamentary majority.

Fascist soufflĂ© doesn’t rise twice

Charles Richardson December 8, 2017 4 Comments

Queensland's Liberal National Party finally concedes defeat. Labor's victory was less than fully convincing, but it was a major flop for One Nation.

Liberals confront Greens on two continents

Charles Richardson November 21, 2017 12 Comments

Both German Liberals and Australian "Liberals" are finding their lives complicated by the need to work out some sort of relationship with the Greens.

Live from Catalonia

Charles Richardson November 2, 2017 5 Comments

Catalonia is not in the midst of a revolution. But the good faith and common sense required to settle the crisis peacefully are still in short supply.

Czechs swing rightwards

Charles Richardson October 23, 2017

Another election, another bad result for the centre-left. The future direction of Czech politics is uncertain, although public opinion remains basically centrist.

Election preview: Japan

Charles Richardson October 22, 2017

Prime minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a fresh mandate, and seems unlikely to have much trouble getting it.

Election preview: Czechia

Charles Richardson October 21, 2017

A populist is set for victory in Czechia. What does that even mean?

A very quick election roundup

Charles Richardson October 20, 2017

An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.

Always wait for the postals

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.