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Spanish Socialists finally take the prize

Spanish Socialists finally take the prize

Spain also has a new prime minister, one who is finally able to enjoy the fruits of the election victory he seemed to have won in 2015.

Italy's unknown prime minister

Italy's unknown prime minister

After a false start, Italy's populists install their man as prime minister, but his prospects look rather uncertain.

Election preview: Slovenia

Election preview: Slovenia

The Trumpist right is expected to top the poll in Slovenia, but it looks like being well short of a majority.

Catalonia gets a government at last

Catalonia gets a government at last

A new separatist premier is elected in Catalonia, by the narrowest of margins. He seems unlikely to win any friends in Madrid.

Happy birthday, Dr Marx!

Happy birthday, Dr Marx!

Karl Marx turns 200, and the debate over his legacy is as lively as ever.

Two elections and an

Two elections and an "election", plus more Trump and Brexit

This week's electoral news is from Paraguay, Turkey, Cuba, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Recommended weekly reading

Recommended weekly reading

A new feature: links to some recent material that readers should find interesting.

A month of no progress in Italy

A month of no progress in Italy

Italy's post-election deadlock continues, as obstinacy on the centre-left raises the likelihood of the far right taking power.

Still no way forward in Catalonia

Still no way forward in Catalonia

Catalonia's fugitive independence leader is free again, but his cause is in as much disarray as ever.

Election preview: Hungary

Election preview: Hungary

Central Europe's most illiberal leader faces the voters, helped by a voting system designed for his own benefit.