Elections 2021

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Gabriel Boric’s triumph puts wind in the sails of Latin America’s resurgent left
The decisive victory reflects Chileans’ revolt against a threadbare welfare system and a society systematically stacked in the favour of the rich

Laurence Blair in Santiago

20, Dec, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Chile’s right rejoices after pro-Pinochet candidate wins presidential first round
José Antonio Kast will face progressive former student leader Gabriel Boric in runoff election next month

John Bartlett in Santiago

22, Nov, 2021 @6:18 PM

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What you missed: results from five US races on Tuesday
While Virginia’s gubernatorial election caught national attention, the results of these local votes across four states are worth noting

Gloria Oladipo

03, Nov, 2021 @10:35 PM

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Turnout at Iraqi national election sluggish as many boycott polls
Electoral commission says turnout was 41% as disillusioned youth and middle classes opt to stay home

Martin Chulov, Middle East correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @2:59 AM

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Low traffic neighbourhoods popular with London voters, analysis finds
Parties that back schemes to improve air quality and boost active travel outperformed critics in mayoral election

Peter Walker

02, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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If Labour is to thrive, it needs to bring back its radical values | Paul Dennett
The party won in Salford by putting people before profit. It’s a lesson the party leadership should heed, says Paul Dennett, mayor of Salford

Paul Dennett

21, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Removal of Traveller camps pledged in Tory Facebook campaigns
Politicians accused of using Gypsies and Travellers as political footballs after local candidates for May polls placed hostile ads

Niamh McIntyre

20, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How quickly Boris Johnson’s triumph has given way to doubt and instability | Martin Kettle
Covid, Cummings and confused messaging are fast taking the shine off the prime minister’s election victories, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

19, May, 2021 @3:41 PM

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Green party co-leader tells Keir Starmer: my door is open for talks
After Green gains in local elections, Jonathan Bartley invites Labour leader to discuss progressive alliance

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

16, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Labour won’t see power again until it remembers the essentials of winning | Andrew Rawnsley
On the all too rare occasions when it has achieved office in the past, Labour has done so with a broad appeal attracting diverse groups of voters

Andrew Rawnsley

16, May, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The view inside the People’s Republic of Chipping Norton
On a visit to the town once synonymous with Tory power, disilluson with the party may not be a blip

Tom Wall in Chipping Norton

16, May, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Keir Starmer appoints northern MP to build bridges with backbenchers
Sharon Hodgson becomes Labour leader’s new parliamentary aide as he seeks to improve relations with MPs after troubled reshuffle

Heather Stewart Political editor

14, May, 2021 @7:24 PM

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