Sydney-based journalist Richard Hansen told Redaction Report that the cost-of-living crisis is one of the defining issues of the election campaign. Continue reading Australian election 2022: What key issues will be on voters’ minds?
Poland’s right-wing President was already trying to become more assertive and independent when the Russian invasion of Ukraine gave him an opportunity to carve out a new role as a key regional player and unifying force in domestic politics. Continue reading What are the prospects for Polish President Andrzej Duda?
When it comes to running in a federal election for the first time, one would expect a new political party to be cautiously optimistic and manage expectations Continue reading Can the insurgent challengers upset Labor and the Coalition in the Australian election?
Labour are in a strong position after ‘Partygate’ fines were issued to Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak – but while the median voter might be theirs, they may yet face a challenge from the Old Left. Continue reading TUSC pledge to take on Tories and ‘feeble’ Starmer in May local elections
The overwhelming imperative for national unity prompted by the war works in favour of Poland’s right-wing ruling party because it puts other problematic issues on the back-burner and the opposition lacks the instruments to exert any real influence at the international level. Continue reading How long will Polish politicians remain united over the war in Ukraine?
The firebrand leftist appeared to be drifting behind the centre-left in recent months, but has made a comeback – according to opinion polls, at least – by positioning himself as the ‘anti-Macron’. Continue reading The rise and fall of Jean-Luc Mélenchon
Yoon Suk-yeol of the People’s Power Party (PPP) has narrowly won South Korea’s Presidential election in what was seen by many observers as the most fraught, divisive, and close, presidential election since the democratisation of South Korea in 1987. Continue reading Yoon Suk-yeol and the return of South Korea’s conservatives
Experts have suggested that Washington will pay a relatively small price for their U-turn, despite the possible ideological embarassment. Continue reading Biden forced into embarrassing Venezuela and Iran U-Turn – but price may be smaller than his adversaries think
A young socialist party received boost to its local government representation after three councillors who were formerly Labour members joined its ranks. Continue reading ‘I have lost faith in the Labour Party’: Three ex-Labour councillors join socialist Breakthrough Party
Poland’s raised international profile as a key regional diplomatic and military player, together with the tendency for citizens to rally around political leaders at a time of national crisis, are likely to boost support for the country’s right-wing ruling party. Continue reading How will the war in Ukraine affect Polish politics?