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Italy, Austria and the authoritarian dilemma

Charles RichardsonDec 4, 2016

A referendum in Italy and a runoff election are both tests of Europe's political future.

So, farewell then, François Hollande

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.

Fillon's triumph sets up a centre-left dilemma

Charles RichardsonNov 29, 2016

No surprises in the second round of France's Republican primary, but it foreshadows a fascinating presidential election in five months' time.

Republicans opt for Fillon

Charles RichardsonNov 23, 2016

François Fillon, whether you think of him as a liberal or conservative, is now the odds-on favorite to be the next president of France.

Another Republican primary, this time in France

Charles RichardsonNov 20, 2016

France's centre-right opposition is voting to select a presidential candidate, amid differing views on how to deal with the threat from the far right.

We need more democracy, not less

Charles RichardsonNov 10, 20161 Comment

Donald Trump's victory comes courtesy of the electoral system, not the voters' choice. And that's not something unusual.

Putin's parliament

Charles RichardsonSep 20, 2016

Russia's Vladimir Putin secures, unsurprisingly, a large parliamentary majority, but courtesy of the electoral system as much as public opinion.

Spain, being Spain

Charles RichardsonSep 1, 20163 Comments

Spain's politicians continue their comprehensive failure to work with the parliament that voters have given them.

How UKIP saved the world (sort of)

Charles RichardsonAug 1, 2016

Another way of looking at the Trump-Brexit analogy.

World election news

Charles RichardsonJul 15, 2016

A roundup of election news from Austria, the United States, Mongolia and Australia.

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