People stand in line waiting to vote in the Hague in the Netherlands.
The March elections in the Netherlands, and the fact that a government still hasn't been formed, illustrate both the benefits and problems with proportional representation.
The national broadcaster has announced more cuts to its services, including 250 job losses and the axing of the major 7:45am news bulletin. It is the latest in a long line of blows to the ABC.
The leaders of Spain’s PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, and Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, shake hands after signing an accord to form a new coliation government.
Spain's proposed coalition could succeed, even without a majority in parliament.
Ultra orthodox Jews watch Rabbi Israel Hager vote in Bnei Brak, Israel, Sept. 17, 2019.
The winner of Tuesday's Israeli election must form a government and tackle four problems that will shape the future of the country and the relations among its citizens and Palestinian non-citizens.
People power in Totnes.
The UK government has been trying to hand planning power over to local people for 50 years – but research reveals it has fallen far short of its goals.
In his first major policy address, Ken Wyatt noted how previous governments have failed Indigenous Australians with a ‘top-down, command and control approach.’
Ken Wyatt's promise of a referendum on constitutional recognition within three years marks a dramatic shift from the Turnbull government's rejection of the Uluru Statement of the Heart.
South Africans go to the polls on 8 May, 2019.
The current crisis in British politics is significant for countries like South Africa where a change in electoral systems is needed.
Frydenberg’s tax cuts are retrospective, but no-one will be complaining.
It's a cash splash worthy of Rudd, and it will push an extra $3.5 billion into the economy within weeks.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the General Assembly of the United Nations last month.
One year since Jacinda Ardern became prime minister, New Zealanders are refamiliarising themselves with the idea that the state can be a force for good.
Just a few days before the June 7 election, the Ontario Premier has publicly admitted her party won’t win. She is urging voters to return enough Liberal candidates to ensure a minority PC or NDP government.
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Ontario voters head to the polls on Thursday. Public opinion surveys and redrawn provincial ridings are making it difficult to predict the race's outcome.
The scene of the crime: an estate in England.
Stabbing deaths among young people are at an eight-year high – and the government is not doing anything effective to solve it.
EFF leaders Godrich Gardee, left, Julius Malema and Floyd Shivamvu brief journalists in Alexandra, near Johannesburg.
The EFF is sending a strong message to South Africans that it wants to be known as the only political home for radical change.
Election officials scan voters’ identity documents during South Africa’s local government elections in Umlazi, Durban.
Many municipalities in the South Africa don't function properly because of poor management and administrative capacity. They don't have enough appropriately qualified and experienced staff.
Supporters of South Africa’s governing ANC with a mock coffin of the opposition EFF at the ANC’s Siyanqoba rally ahead of local elections.
The ANC has faced an inexorable, gradual decline in support since 2004. There is no evidence that it has been able to reverse this trend.
Should it be the government or the states that decide how money is spent in schools?
Mixed messages from the Coalition government around schools policy are not only confusing, but also raise deeper questions about whether they have a firm position on schooling at all.
In his first budget and in opposition, Joe Hockey’s single-minded focus was on cutting the budget debt and deficits. For his second budget he’s telling a different story.
Joe Hockey's first budget was a declaration of ideological belief. The second is about political survival and depends on breathing life back into the economy -- the ideological urgency can wait.
The faces of a new government?
A coalition negotiation has unfolded live on TV, and the incumbents quickly became irrelevant.
I’ll take this one Nick. Back in your box.
As it becomes clear that a hung parliament is the most likely outcome of the May 7 UK general election, Liberal Democrat MPs are going into preparation mode. The party may end up with the worst electoral…
Did Brown really build Britain’s future?
In the week Gordon Brown announced he will stand down from his Westminster constituency at the May 2015 general election, two central observations come to mind. From the Brown government to its Cameron-Clegg…