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Kenya still waits for results

Charles RichardsonMar 6, 2013 2

Kenyan vote counting is even slower than expected, and its election authority has come up with a bizarre interpretation of what a "vote" is.

Kenyan results trickle in

Charles RichardsonMar 5, 2013 2

Waiting for Kenyan election results is a slow process. To pass the time, you can try to work out when the second round would be held.

Election preview: Kenya

Charles RichardsonMar 4, 2013

Kenya votes for a new president today, with hopes that the process will be more peaceful than last time. Raila Odinga is narrowly favored to win the job at his third attempt.

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Parties, elections and political ideas across the globe from an Australian perspective

Netanyahu gets an extension

Charles RichardsonMar 3, 2013

Benjamin Netanyahu has another 14 days to try to put together a new government. For the first time, there seems a real chance that he might not succeed.

Italy set for minority government

Charles RichardsonMar 2, 2013

It's looking as if Italy's populists will tolerate a minority centre-left government – for a while at least. But nobody will know for sure until parliament meets.

Lib Dems live to fight another day

Charles RichardsonMar 2, 2013

Finally, some good news for Britain's Liberal Democrats. Not so good for the Conservatives, who are going to have to face their eurosceptic demons.

Well, hello sequester

Charles RichardsonMar 1, 2013

Tomorrow, the US government has to start the process of cutting $85 billion in spending. The cuts may eventually be halted by a broad budget agreement, but don't hold your breath.

Italy, the morning after

Charles RichardsonFeb 27, 2013 1

Deadlock reigns in post-election Italy, but at least it's not quite as bad as some of the media would have you believe.

It’s 2006 all over again

Charles RichardsonFeb 26, 2013

Italy's election is a real cliffhanger, uncannily like 2006 – but with one crucial difference.

The problem isn’t loyalty, but citizenship

Charles RichardsonFeb 25, 2013

The problem in the Ben Zygier/Prisoner X case, and potentially in many others, is the way the state demands a certain sort of loyalty – "allegiance" – of its citizens.