Analysing the 2013 election through the lens of the past.

A September 7 election saves Australians the folly of a planned referendum on constitutional recognition for local councils.
Bronwyn Hinz

Watch all the major interest groups' TV campaign ads in one place.

How I support the Labor Party and still sleep at night.
Laura Soderlind

The Indian National Congress is seeking to inspire and stoke feelings of national proide in its latest TV advertisement. 

Presidential frontrunner 'Jokowi' is urging a "mental revolution" to a more optimistic, self-sustaining, self-believing Indonesia, invoking the language and ideas of the Sukarno era, observes Katharine McGregor.

Image: President Sukarno, Washington DC, 1956.

While most major media and expert pundits say Joko Widodo will be the next Indonesian President, Prabowo Subianto is also claiming victory tonight. Lily Yulianti Farid reports.

The media is backing the Denis Napthine-led Coalition to govern Victoria for another four years, despite opinion polls showing voters are likely to toss out his government at tomorrow’s election.

Communism, rationing and the British Empire: the 1949 Liberal election campaign
Katie Wood

University of Melbourne students on that thing called the economy, September 7 and exactly how many pollies are Slytherins…
The Farrago Team

As per tradition, the public broadcaster is giving Labor and the Coalition free airtime for political campaigning.
Ryan Sheales

Sometimes the only thing that will get noticed in an election campaign is an orange fish costume. Cameron Wheatley

The Indian Festival of Colours puts a vibrant face on power playing.

Amitabh Mattoo

An Australian TV journalist working in New Dehli provides an insight into the difficulties providing comprehnsive coverage of the sprawling Indian elections. [Video]

With the Victorian election shaping as a closer contest than many might have anticipated, Nicholas Reece lays out the political landscape and identifies the issues likely to decide the next government.

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