Crikey February 8, 2017
The allegations are flying, but this has not thwarted Fillon’s or his party’s intention to continue his candidature.
Crikey January 20, 2017 3 Comments
The left parties effectively conceded defeat by fielding six candidates, writes freelance journalist in France Alan Austin.
Charles Richardson November 21, 2016
Nicolas Sarkozy was the most Donald Trump-like candidate for France's Republican party, but voters were having none of it.
Charles Richardson April 8, 2015 4 Comments
"Open primaries", as have been conducted across Europe for decades, might be the best way to restore faith in Australia's broken party system.
Charles Richardson January 9, 2015 16 Comments
The fallout from yesterday's Charlie Hebdo will likely produce a wave of support for far-right parties. Here are some practical lessons in dealing with extremist political parties.
Charles Richardson July 8, 2014 1 Comment
Nicolas Sarkozy has denied any wrongdoing and says his arrest was politically motivated. But no matter the outcome of the charges, there is one clear winner: Francois Hollande.
Crikey June 18, 2012 3 Comments
The important election result from the weekend was from France, where pro-growth policies have received a strong endorsement, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
Crikey May 7, 2012 9 Comments
As expected France lurched to the left yesterday and elected François Hollande as its president, writes Alan Austin, an Australian freelance journalist, in France.
Guy Rundle May 7, 2012 3 Comments
In Europe, the Left has had a phenomenal weekend, writes Guy Rundle, at Dubai Airport.