Just 4.5% of the world population lives in a free and fair democracy, and Australia is part of that lucky elite.
News of Cambridge Analytica, the data collection tool that influenced Brexit and the US election, is incredibly alarming, but is it all that different from what Australian political parties have been doing for years?
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The prime minister of East Timor is refusing to allow parliament to reconvene because he will face a vote of no confidence. What next?
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The surprise outcome of the elections was the rise of Khunto, which looks to have taken five seats.
To suggest that East Timor's democracy is "consolidated" or somehow a permanent feature of the political landscape might reflect a blinkered understanding of what it takes to retain a viable democracy.