March 18, 2018
Russia's presidential election, or "election", doesn't require much analysis, but it still raises some interesting issues.
March 16, 2018 1
South Australians go to the polls, with little reason to think that the electoral system will reflect their wishes.
March 13, 2018
Will Italy's rival populists get together? Or does that idea rest on a misunderstanding?
March 6, 2018
The Italian results might look complicated, but they really boil down to just two options.
March 5, 2018 2
As Italian results come in, Silvio Berlusconi fades to irrelevance and the Five Star Movement faces a momentous choice.
March 4, 2018
The centre-left's predicament in Italy probably looks worse than it is. But in the circumstances that's not much consolation.
March 1, 2018
A Liberal government with a reduced majority looks the most likely outcome from Saturday's state election.
February 27, 2018 2
A refractory populist bloc and an octogenarian kingmaker pose big problems for forming government in Italy.
February 20, 2018 3
Centre-left parties in Germany and Italy are putting their futures on the line next week. There's a thriving industry in trying to work out what's gone wrong with social democracy.
February 16, 2018
It's time to have another look at what's been happening to the Green vote. Unfortunately, it depends a bit on what you're trying to measure.