It might look like an odd move, but quitting your party in the middle of a presidential election plays into a particular myth that might appeal to voters.
La Presidénte volume 3, The Wave.
In the French graphic-novel series La Présidente, François Durpaire, Laurent Muller and Farid Boudjellal imagine what might happen if Marine Le Pen wins the presidential election.
People protest against the bill that would undermine Central European University in Budapest.
A bastion of liberal values in an illiberal climate.
Those on the far right already worry about finite resources and protecting traditional culture, and they see the natural landscape as a big part of national identity.
Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…
Cory Bernardi leaves the Senate after quitting the Liberal Party.
Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives joins a crowded field battling for the relatively small right-of-centre vote.
Mad as hell in São Paulo.
Fed up with corruption, violence and stagnant public services, more Brazilians are turning to hardline conservatism.
‘My fellow disenfranchised Americans …’
New measure of 32 countries' economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
For the first time, parliament plans to ban a right-wing extremist group, called National Action.
Looking the right way?
Despite the growing threat from far-right groups, deradicalisation programmes have been largely targeting Muslims.
A court drawing of Thomas Mair.
We all too readily associate terrorism with Islamic extremism. Thomas Mair's motivations may have been different but his crime was the same.
If our politicians are really concerned about the future, they've got a funny way of talking about it.
Greens senators staged a walkout during Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech.
The normal rules of political engagement – coherence, consistency, fact, logic, proportion – do not apply to members of the paranoid right like Pauline Hanson.
An anti-immigrant mood has been sweeping the West, such as in Finland.
Many politicians in the West – from backers of Brexit to Donald Trump – have convinced voters that immigrants are hurting their economies. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Without democratic reform, the time ahead for both Britain and the EU looks bleak indeed.
The Brexit vote was the outcome of the disillusionment and disengagement that have permeated the UK. Many Europeans share that mood, which is why both the UK and EU need radical democratic surgery.
Austrian Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer took the far right to the brink of victory in the recent election.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.
Poster girl – for all the wrong reasons.
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Tone of talk about immigrants and political clashes has been changing.
Austria’s polarised electorate went for the Greens in the end.
This year's presidential campaign was dominated by panic over a far-right surge – but its real meaning is somewhat different.
Out of office: Werner Faymann.
The notorious Freedom Party is on the march again, and the country's moderates are crumbling in its path.
Robert Fico is struggling to form a coalition after a national vote.
Mimicking fascists doesn't help you win votes; it helps the fascists win votes.