Two elections and an “election”, plus more Trump and Brexit

April 21, 2018 1

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

Recommended weekly reading

April 18, 2018 1

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

A month of no progress in Italy

April 11, 2018

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

April 9, 2018

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

Election preview: Hungary

April 8, 2018

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

Easter election roundup

April 3, 2018

Election news from around the world. This week: Costa Rica, Egypt, Sierra Leone and New Caledonia.

Election preview: Russia

March 18, 2018

Russia's presidential election, or "election", doesn't require much analysis, but it still raises some interesting issues.

Italy: populists and populism

March 13, 2018

Will Italy's rival populists get together? Or does that idea rest on a misunderstanding?

The fantasy world of Brexit

March 9, 2018 2

Attempts to square the Brexit circle remain unsuccessful. But do the Tory Brexiters really care?

Options for Italy, revisited

March 6, 2018

The Italian results might look complicated, but they really boil down to just two options.