World Elections

Coverage of elections and domestic politics in nations other than the UK or United States. This is separated from the Global and Middle Eastern categories by not being about this regions and generally being focused on domestic politics, rather than the international implications of the topics in question.

What if there was an election and no one cared? Venezuela's Opposition goes out with a whimper

Official turnout in Sunday's Venezuelan National Assembly election was a paltry 31% indicating that Maduro and his ruling PSUV did not even have to bother to rig. The opposition had all but ceased to exist beforehand.

December 8, 2020
December 9, 2020
Written by 
Daniel Berman

Merkel Alone: Merkel's System is Sturdy But Lacks a Future

The resignation of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauern was not a blow to the Chancellor per se. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer had already failed. But it raises questions whether anyone else can continue it.

February 10, 2020
February 10, 2020
Written by 
Daniel Berman

Thoughts on the European Elections Part 1: Europe Wide

It was not a good night for the far-right in Europe or Brexiteers in the UK, but it was nowhere near as much of a success for their opponents as some seem to believe.

May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019
Written by 
Daniel Berman

Merkel, and the avoidable migration political crisis within the EU

Critics are right to suggest that the current fight over migration is motivated as much by political ambitions as security threats. But Angela Merkel has done more than anyone else to make it that way

July 2, 2018
July 2, 2018
Written by 
Daniel Berman

European Elections 2017: The Far-Right recedes?

Upcoming elections in Austria, Germany, and Norway appear likely to be dissapointments for the far-right. But with the exception of Norway, this owes more to a resurgence of the center-right than a leftward swing

September 3, 2017
September 3, 2017
Written by 
Daniel Berman

Interesting Numbers in Venezuala

Venezuela's recent Constituent Assembly elections were a mockery, but so is every other aspect of governance in the country at this point. The struggle is no longer about ideology, but rather power.

July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017
Written by 
Daniel Berman

Venezuela Update

Venezuela's problems are as much political as they are economic, and the opposition has unwisely accepted the government's narrative that politics is a struggle to the death.

June 18, 2016
December 9, 2020
Written by 
Daniel Berman