Far from an exception, 16 March marked the 100th time under the Fifth Republic that France’s president chose to use a special constitutional measure to force through unpopular measures.
Perhaps the combination of religious rhetoric and secular laws is a winning electoral strategy.
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Phrases like ‘I suppose’ and ‘I would argue’ can project a lack of confidence when speaking.
The fallout over the Scottish government’s gender recognition legislation has not happened in isolation.
Fuel for the American Revolution came from a source familiar today: distorted news reports used to drum up enthusiasm for overthrowing an illegitimate government.
The purpose of term limits is to minimise corruption and open the government to new ideas that could solve national problems.
Only months into the job, Prime Minister Liz Truss is on her way out already, leaving her government in search of a new leader and a way to regain public trust.
Despite their pretensions to support reforms, it is clear that successive governments are not interested in the reform.
Checks on information shared by politicians in Europe and the US showed those in the US shared more untrustworthy material.
In Kenya’s parliamentary system, lack of a clear party majority makes it hard for a president to deliver on election promises.
Senegal enters uncharted territory as for the first time in contemporary history, no single coalition won an outright majority in parliament.
Legislation must be created to ensure that Scott Morrison’s secretive ministerial power grab never happens again
There’s a simple way to give territorians better representation – and the time is ripe.
When Max Chandler-Mather rose to speak in question time, he was criticised for not wearing a tie. But Australian men have been going tie-less for decades.
New research looked at similar laws in Victoria and around the world. The Albanese government must learn from their successes and failures.
How does democracy cope with a huge imbalance in parliament?
The government seems unaware that independent MPs carry an enormous workload
The Parliamentary Library would certainly benefit from more funding, but the Parliamentary Budget Office urgently needs a wider brief and greater independence