Charles Richardson September 24, 2017
New Zealand copied its democratic electoral system from Germany, but also copied its least democratic and now pointless feature.
Charles Richardson September 14, 2017
Norway's government is returned, partly due to the electoral system. Next stop, New Zealand and Germany.
Charles Richardson September 11, 2017
The non-rise of European populism continues, with Norway's establishment parties facing off in a close election.
Charles Richardson July 6, 2017
A chaotic election in Papua New Guinea represents, among other things, the failings of Australian colonialism.
Charles Richardson June 2, 2017
Malta's very stable political system shows no sign of changing in tomorrow's election.
Charles Richardson May 25, 2017 2 Comments
The US Supreme Court strikes a blow against gerrymandering but also exposes the depth of its own partisan divisions.
Charles Richardson May 1, 2017 5 Comments
France's politicians are looking ahead to the aftermath of Sunday's runoff election, and trying to work out how the new president will put together a parliamentary majority.
Charles Richardson April 20, 2017 8 Comments
The polls unanimously tell us that Emmanuel Macron is the preferred choice for French president. The question is whether the electoral system will translate that into reality.
Charles Richardson March 27, 2017
Final results from Western Australia confirm the dimensions of Labor's victory. They also show the upper house, for all its undemocratic structure, reflecting the popular vote rather well.