Saturday's Victorian election showed the Liberal Party's failure to learn the lessons of history – even its own history.
Independents and minor parties had a field day at this year's federal election; it's not clear that the Victorian election will suit them quite so well.
Victoria's Labor government looks less assured of re-election than it did a few months ago, but its opposition still faces a mammoth task.
Are Australia's "libertarians" really authoritarians in disguise? Upper house voting in Victoria provides a clue.
The Republican Party underperforms expectations in the US midterms, greatly reducing the likelihood of Donald Trump getting a clear run for the 2024 nomination.
Italy gets a new prime minister and Britain is about to do the same. They face very different challenges.
Liz Truss bows out, and the Conservative Party tries changing the rules to prevent further embarrassment. But the constitutional problem runs deep.
India's Congress Party has a new leader, but it's far from clear that he can provide the dynamism needed in difficult times.
Another early election, this time in Malaysia, whose prime minister looks set to win a majority in his own right.
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