April 11, 2018
Italy's post-election deadlock continues, as obstinacy on the centre-left raises the likelihood of the far right taking power.
April 8, 2018
Central Europe's most illiberal leader faces the voters, helped by a voting system designed for his own benefit.
March 13, 2018
Will Italy's rival populists get together? Or does that idea rest on a misunderstanding?
March 9, 2018 2
Attempts to square the Brexit circle remain unsuccessful. But do the Tory Brexiters really care?
March 6, 2018
The Italian results might look complicated, but they really boil down to just two options.
March 5, 2018
Germany can finally get a new government after the Social Democrats vote resoundingly in favor of a coalition with the centre-right.
March 4, 2018
The centre-left's predicament in Italy probably looks worse than it is. But in the circumstances that's not much consolation.
February 27, 2018 2
A refractory populist bloc and an octogenarian kingmaker pose big problems for forming government in Italy.
February 20, 2018 3
Centre-left parties in Germany and Italy are putting their futures on the line next week. There's a thriving industry in trying to work out what's gone wrong with social democracy.
February 16, 2018
It's time to have another look at what's been happening to the Green vote. Unfortunately, it depends a bit on what you're trying to measure.