There's a lot of confusion around concerning the interpretation of this week's Senate results in the United States. Here's an attempt to straighten some of it out.
American voters get the chance tonight to put some legislative restraints on their rogue president. Here are a few things to watch for.
Betting markets for individual seats give an interesting window into expectations for this month's Victorian state election.
The state of Hesse in western Germany produces another very bad result for the major parties, although the state government looks to have narrowly hung on.
Brazil heads into dangerous waters with the election of an authoritarian president.
Brazil chooses its new president tomorrow, with a right-wing authoritarian the unbackable favorite.
Now if ever seems to be the time for a new popular front. Can liberals, social democrats and Marxists manage to work together?
If we assume that the political extremes are equally dangerous in principle, are there still good practical reasons to worry about one more than the other? I think there are.
Luxembourg's coalition government retains its majority, although the traditional centre-left and centre-right parties both do badly.
Bavaria's centre-right government loses its majority in an election that shows big changes in party support. There may be wider lessons for Germany and the world.