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Election preview: Bulgaria

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.

Field set in France

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.

Netherlands live!

Charles RichardsonMar 16, 20171 Comment

Dutch election results as they appear.

Election preview: Netherlands

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.

Neo-fascism, here and there: part II

Charles RichardsonMar 10, 20171 Comment

Like the Western Australians, the Dutch are fending off the far right. Having a democratic electoral system helps.

Neo-fascism, here and there: part I

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.

Macron on a roll

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.

Another lesson for direct-election republicans

Charles RichardsonMar 7, 2017

The lesson of Macedonia is another belated vindication of Malcolm Turnbull's position in the 1999 referendum.

Northern Ireland slipping away

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.

Macedonia debates being a country

Charles RichardsonMar 3, 20174 Comments

Populist ethno-nationalism runs afoul of democracy in the Balkans, as another directly-elected president goes rogue.

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