June, 2018

Election preview: Colombia

, Jun 17, 2018

A left-right contest in Colombia puts in question the country's economic future and the continuation of the peace deal with its left-wing rebels.

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

, Apr 21, 2018

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

An alarming runoff in Costa Rica

, Mar 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

, Feb 09, 2018

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

Election preview: Costa Rica

, Feb 04, 2018

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

2017 in review

, Jan 02, 2018

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

Election preview: Chile runoff

, Dec 17, 2017

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

Can you get rid of presidential government?

, Aug 04, 2017

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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

, Apr 04, 2017

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

Three quick previews: Armenia, Serbia, Ecuador

, Mar 31, 2017

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

On to round two in Ecuador

, Feb 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

, Feb 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

, Nov 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

, Jun 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

, Jun 06, 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

, Apr 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

, Mar 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

, Feb 24, 2016

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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

, Jan 08, 2016

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

South America’s shift to the right

, Dec 10, 2015

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