Charles RichardsonJan 20, 2017
Amid a fractured consensus, the European parliament elects a new president, or Speaker. The tasks ahead are formidable.
Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20171 Comment
As the centre-right backs away from the European idea, the Greens are picking up some of the slack.
Charles RichardsonDec 24, 2016
A republic threatened by the tensions of empire and the rise of authoritarian demagogues. Now, where have we seen that before?
Charles RichardsonDec 13, 2016
There's a lot happening in the electoral world. Today Romania, France, Iceland and Ghana; part II to follow tomorrow.
Charles RichardsonDec 11, 2016
Two almost-neighboring countries in south-eastern Europe go to the polls tonight, in the last major elections of 2016.
Charles RichardsonDec 2, 2016
France's president decides to bow out of a contest that seemed hopeless. But it's not clear that his party will do any better in his absence.
Charles RichardsonNov 29, 2016
No surprises in the second round of France's Republican primary, but it foreshadows a fascinating presidential election in five months' time.
Charles RichardsonNov 23, 2016
François Fillon, whether you think of him as a liberal or conservative, is now the odds-on favorite to be the next president of France.
Charles RichardsonNov 20, 2016
France's centre-right opposition is voting to select a presidential candidate, amid differing views on how to deal with the threat from the far right.