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Putin's parliament

Charles RichardsonSep 20, 2016

Russia's Vladimir Putin secures, unsurprisingly, a large parliamentary majority, but courtesy of the electoral system as much as public opinion.

Spain, being Spain

Charles RichardsonSep 1, 20163 Comments

Spain's politicians continue their comprehensive failure to work with the parliament that voters have given them.

An Australian postmortem

Charles RichardsonAug 11, 2016

The Senate will again reflect the variety of Australians' political loyalties rather well. The House of Representatives, rather less so.

Racism and the Republicans

Charles RichardsonAug 3, 2016

Decisions on voting rights provide further evidence for the centrality of race to the Republican identity.

World election news

Charles RichardsonJul 15, 2016

A roundup of election news from Austria, the United States, Mongolia and Australia.

Enter the Libertarian

Charles RichardsonMay 30, 2016

America's Libertarians again choose Gary Johnson as their standard-bearer. And now that we know who the candidates are, some interest is starting to focus on the dynamics of the Electoral College.

High Court loses its patience

Charles RichardsonMay 16, 20162 Comments

The High Court expends little energy in disposing of the constitutional argument against Senate voting reform.

Election preview: Philippines

Charles RichardsonMay 6, 2016

The Philippines elect a new president on Monday, with the front-runner making many people uncomfortable.

Queensland government disgraces itself

Charles RichardsonApr 22, 20164 Comments

Queensland's Labor government has turned the clock back to compulsory preferential voting in the pursuit of short-term electoral advantage.

Primary season moves west

Charles RichardsonMar 24, 2016

Another set of primary results fail to clinch the presidential nomination on either side. With 19 states to go, the contests are moving into somewhat different territory.

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