Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party has been returned to power with a surprisingly large majority – again. Their 70 years of near unbroken rule can thank a combination of pork-barrel strategy, rural voters, and the elderly. Is this good for democracy?
Canada’s election campaign was creative and bent previous norms. Yet Parliament will return largely unchanged. Why did Canadians not waver and choose parties with bold agendas – apathy, or a desire for stability?