Many, and varied, inputs make better predictions.
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It's not a good idea to simply rely on methods that have provided accurate predictions in the past.
With two votes failing to produce a government, caretaker PM Mariano Rajoy is running out of options.
Is the ANC now just another box on the ballot?
While South Africa voted to chasten the ANC, Zambians endured an election campaign filled with abuse and claims to Godliness.
South African President Jacob Zuma reacts during the official announcement of the municipal election results in Pretoria.
Various commentators have wrongly over the last 22 years said that black people voted blindly for ANC governments. There's no better example why the academy needs a dramatic post-colonial overhaul.
South Africa's struggling economy may have played a big role in determining the outcome of the 2016 local government elections, but the future direction of economic policy remains uncertain.
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Has the US's apparently invincible populist demagogue finally hit an iceberg?
Former Treasurer Wayne Swan first introduced the idea of a post-election costing of policies.
The 2016 post-election report from the Parliamentary Budget Office lacks context and comes too late to inform voters.
Is everything on the up-and-up here?
With the DNC email leak and Trump calling on Russia to hack Clinton's emails, concern about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election process is rising. Is e-voting the next cyber battleground?
The Republicans' nominee has opened up a huge lead over Hillary Clinton among white voters – but that may not mean much in the end.
Your vote is not insignificant in the bigger scheme of things. It matters.
Not voting can have serious consequences regarding the kind of society we end up living in. Disengagement can mean a lowering of quality of life.
Supporters of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters hold a mock coffin of the governing ANC during an election rally in 2014.
Unscrupulous politicians are adept at using regressive story lines that feed insecurities. That could be dangerous ahead of South Africa's hotly-contested municipal elections.
By hand: voters use paper and pencil to cast their ballots in the 2016 Australian federal election.
There's something about seeing the ballot process take place – the vote, the count – that inspires confidence. That wouldn't be the same with any electronic voting system.
Malcolm Turnbull in full flight.
The Australian prime minister has dissolved both houses of parliament in an effort to take firm control of the government. Can he do it?
Supporters angered by the ANC’s choice of a mayoral candidate went on the rampage in Tshwane, South Africa, .
The increase in rioting ahead of municipal elections in South Africa, such as that in Pretoria, suggests that the country's general election in 2019 could be more violent than previous elections.
As Spain found out at its last election, voting for change is one thing, but achieving it is quite another.
A behavioural psychologists explains how facts fall to the wayside when it comes to how we vote.
Feeling good: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
The scion of a despotic leader has been vanquished – but her party can still call the shots.
William Isdale speaks with Graeme Orr about the festival spirit of elections, the unique Australian culture of voting, and the history of corruption, drinking and coercion in voting worldwide.
The anti-Trump groundswell is forcing many Republicans to wonder if there’s another option.
Some Republican leaders are hunting for an orthodox, credible candidate to save them from Donald Trump. They probably can't win.
Ritchie B. Tongo
Despite joking about gang rape, insulting the Pope and admitting to personally killing criminals, the Philippines' new president was handed a healthy mandate.