Italy will have its first woman prime minister. And both Italy and Western Europe will have their first far-right majority government since the fall of Mussolini and the end of the Second World War.
We’re seeing a new wave of politicians embracing social media – and often this means a departure from a serious demeanour to one that’s more wilfully strange, awkward and dramatic.
China is challenging the idea of democracy, but western leaders are eroding democratic rights too.
Far-right populism has been on the rise globally. Is New Zealand really immune, or should National Party leader Christopher Luxon be more unequivocal about working with the likes of Brian Tamaki?
Evangelical protestants, around one third of the population, are likely to play a key role in the upcoming Brazilian election.
For our societies to survive, we must take action to figure out the psychology behind an attraction to tyrants — or we will be led in the future by fear-mongering, war-mongering tyrannical liars.
The scandals attract all the attention but the real problems in Johnson’s administration ran much deeper.
Research confirms that Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, bears heavy responsibility for the death toll in his country, at every wave of the pandemic.
The Nationals have long promoted coal for regional development and politics. But new leader David Littleproud could seize the moment and refocus the regional party.
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, commonly known as Lula, enjoys a comfortable lead over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. But the Workers’ Party candidate faces many challenges.
An expert on populism gives 6 reasons why these minor parties failed to gain electoral success.
The Ontario Progressive Conservative party’s 2022 platform now bases its appeal in the claim that it can effectively get results and most competently manage the affairs of the province.
South Africans are increasingly dissatisfied with democracy because of its failure to address inequality.
Clive Palmer is back trying to win a Senate seat, while Jacqui Lambie is aiming to get a second senator elected.
For the commitment to democracy to regain strength across the Americas, citizens need to become more confident in the integrity of their elections and their elected officials.
Like today, passions were strong and political discourse was inflamed in late 18th-century America. Angry mobs torched buildings. Virginians drank a toast to George Washington’s speedy death.
The surprise winner of the opposition primaries does not align himself with any political party.
Zemmour’s statements about universalism, assimilation and “separatism” have deep roots in the history of the French Republic.
The race was tighter than expected but the signs are not good for incumbent Andrej Babiš, especially with his ally in intensive care.
The ‘illiberal democracy’ model being followed in Hungary may appear all the more appealing following a very important election.