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.

An alarming runoff in Costa Rica

March 29, 2018

Costa Ricans get to choose on Sunday between two presidential candidates with the same surname. Polling suggests that the fundamentalist has the edge.

February election roundup

February 9, 2018

Three elections and a referendum: reports from Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador and Monaco.

Election preview: Costa Rica

February 4, 2018

A close contest looms in Costa Rica, with both Trumpism and religious fundamentalism in the mix.

2017 in review

January 2, 2018 3

A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.

Election preview: Chile runoff

December 17, 2017

The last big election for 2017 sees a closely-fought contest in Chile.

Can you get rid of presidential government?

August 4, 2017 5

Events in Venezuela and the United States again cast doubt on the "separation of powers" constitutional model. Can it be reformed or replaced?

Results on three continents

April 4, 2017

Three generally expected election results from the weekend, although one of them was a cliffhanger.

Three quick previews: Armenia, Serbia, Ecuador

March 31, 2017 1

Three elections this weekend offer contrasting lessons on the problems of presidential government.

On to round two in Ecuador

February 24, 2017

A delayed count in Ecuador has failed to stave off a second round of voting, in which the ruling leftist party will face a difficult challenge.