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Topic: psephology
After Wentworth: which electorate will the rise and rise of independents take next?

After Wentworth: which electorate will the rise and rise of independents take next?

After Kerryn Phelps overturned a 18% margin in Wentworth, what other seats might be under threat?

Greens Derangement Syndrome spreads to the right wing’s pre-frontal cortex!

Greens Derangement Syndrome spreads to the right wing’s pre-frontal cortex!

It seems Greens Derangement Syndrome also affects the right-wing mind's capacity to perform basic mathematical/psephological analysis.

Poll Bludger: what happens when the ‘wrong’ candidate wins

Poll Bludger: what happens when the ‘wrong’ candidate wins

A complicated loophole in vote-counting legislation has awarded a seat to Labor that should have gone to the Country Alliance in Victoria.

Tasmanian upper house elections

Tasmanian upper house elections

On Saturday week, one fifth of Tasmanian voters go to the polls to perform some reupholstering on the state’s 15-members Legislative Council.

BC-STV vs MMP: a psephological case study

BC-STV vs MMP: a psephological case study

The old British dominions of Australia, New Zealand and Canada make for an interesting psephological compare/contrast exercise, writes Malcolm Mackerras.

Afghan anti-women law update

Afghan anti-women law update

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has described a new law signed by Afghanistan's President Karzai earlier this month "extraordinary, reprehensible and reminiscent of the decrees made by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in the 1990s."