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On to round two in Ecuador

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.

Election preview: Ecuador

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.

Death of a dictator

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.

Finally, a winner in Peru

Charles RichardsonJun 10, 2016

And you thought Austria was close? Peru's presidential election finally produces a winner, by a tiny margin.

And now Peru puts on a cliffhanger

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.

Another dictator's daughter in the lead

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.

Presidential problems in the Americas

Charles RichardsonMar 23, 2016

Political crisis in Brazil raises thoughts about the relative stability of presidential and parliamentary systems – a question with obvious relevance to the United States presidential election.

Bolivia says No

Charles RichardsonFeb 24, 20162 Comments

In what looks like a win for Latin American democracy, Bolivia's voters appear to have turned down a proposal to extend presidential term limits.

What to watch for in 2016

Charles RichardsonJan 8, 2016

Twenty elections to watch out for around the world in 2016.

South America's shift to the right

Charles RichardsonDec 10, 20152 Comments

Venezuela's government turns out to be neither as popular nor as undemocratic as left and right (respectively) would have had you believe.

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