Charles RichardsonAug 4, 20175 Comments
Events in Venezuela and the United States again cast doubt on the "separation of powers" constitutional model. Can it be reformed or replaced?
Charles RichardsonApr 4, 2017
Three generally expected election results from the weekend, although one of them was a cliffhanger.
Charles RichardsonMar 31, 20171 Comment
Three elections this weekend offer contrasting lessons on the problems of presidential government.
Charles RichardsonFeb 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.
Charles RichardsonFeb 18, 2017
Ecuador's leftist president is respecting term limits and bowing out. Change is on the way, which may not be good news for Julian Assange.
Charles RichardsonNov 28, 2016
The death of Fidel Castro would be a good opportunity for reflection on some serious issues. Instead, many on both sides have embarrassed themselves.
Charles RichardsonJun 10, 2016
And you thought Austria was close? Peru's presidential election finally produces a winner, by a tiny margin.
Charles RichardsonJun 6, 2016
The second round of Peru's presidential election is too close to call. Venezuela's president, on the other hand, is fighting tooth and nail against recall.
Charles RichardsonApr 14, 2016
The daughter of Peru's jailed authoritarian leads in her country's presidential election. Meanwhile, South Korea's president, with a similar background, suffers a rebuff at the polls.