Charles RichardsonJan 20, 2017
Amid a fractured consensus, the European parliament elects a new president, or Speaker. The tasks ahead are formidable.
Charles RichardsonJan 12, 2017
Portugal and Iran each lose an elder statesman. One brought democracy to his country, the other helped to edge it in that direction.
Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20171 Comment
As the centre-right backs away from the European idea, the Greens are picking up some of the slack.
Charles RichardsonDec 24, 2016
A republic threatened by the tensions of empire and the rise of authoritarian demagogues. Now, where have we seen that before?
Charles RichardsonDec 16, 2016
More world electoral news (an occasional feature). Today Macedonia, Bulgaria, Italy and Gambia.
Charles RichardsonDec 13, 2016
There's a lot happening in the electoral world. Today Romania, France, Iceland and Ghana; part II to follow tomorrow.
Charles RichardsonDec 11, 2016
Two almost-neighboring countries in south-eastern Europe go to the polls tonight, in the last major elections of 2016.
Charles RichardsonDec 4, 2016
A referendum in Italy and a runoff election are both tests of Europe's political future.
Charles RichardsonDec 2, 2016
France's president decides to bow out of a contest that seemed hopeless. But it's not clear that his party will do any better in his absence.