Election preview: South Australia

March 16, 2018 1

South Australians go to the polls, with little reason to think that the electoral system will reflect their wishes.

Election preview: Italy

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.

Italy, one month out

February 5, 2018

Uncertainty on several fronts surrounds next month's Italian election, which could be Silvio Berlusconi's most unlikely comeback yet.

Where to next for Catalonia?

January 19, 2018

Catalonia has returned from the Christmas break to find that its constitutional crisis is no nearer a solution.

Do we really have to go through this again?

November 13, 2017 5

So the Coalition no longer has a majority in the House of Representatives. Here's why that's no big deal.

Czechs swing rightwards

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.

Who needs thresholds, anyway?

September 24, 2017

New Zealand copied its democratic electoral system from Germany, but also copied its least democratic and now pointless feature.

Left falls short in Norway

September 14, 2017

Norway's government is returned, partly due to the electoral system. Next stop, New Zealand and Germany.

Election preview: Norway

September 11, 2017

The non-rise of European populism continues, with Norway's establishment parties facing off in a close election.

Election preview: Papua New Guinea

July 6, 2017

A chaotic election in Papua New Guinea represents, among other things, the failings of Australian colonialism.