Charles RichardsonMar 24, 2017
Relations with Turkey are again a leading issue, this time with Bulgaria going to the polls. Despite tensions, the country has maintained an impressive degree of political stability.
Charles RichardsonMar 20, 2017
The candidates are all official now for the French presidential election. Emmanuel Macron, the luckiest man in Europe, is yet to slip up.
Charles RichardsonMar 15, 2017
Tonight's Dutch election is a test of the far right's support, but a much less significant one than media hype would suggest.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 20171 Comment
Like the Western Australians, the Dutch are fending off the far right. Having a democratic electoral system helps.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 2017
Western Australia will be the first test of One Nation's support since its triumphant return to prominence last year. The Liberal Party appears to have learned nothing, either from the European parallels or from its own experience.
Charles RichardsonMar 9, 2017
It's a time of trauma for France's Socialist Party, as its leading figures start giving up on their own candidate and shift towards the centrist Emmanuel Macron.
Charles RichardsonMar 7, 2017
The lesson of Macedonia is another belated vindication of Malcolm Turnbull's position in the 1999 referendum.
Charles RichardsonMar 6, 20171 Comment
Northern Ireland's election shows another fault line developing in the United Kingdom with a strong swing away from Unionism.