First Past the Post: March 15

East and South Asia

Haruhiko Kuroda wins parliamentary approval as the new governor of the Bank of Japan.

Li Keqiang is sworn in as China’s new premier.

North America

Justin Trudeau is all but certain to become the next Canadian Liberal leader.

Latin America / Caribbean

Christopher Sabatini on the legacy of Hugo Chávez.

Juan Nagel thinks the challenger campaign of Henrique Capriles in Venezuela is ‘kinda hopeless.’

Sub-Saharan Africa

Is the end near for Eritrea’s Isaias Afewerki?


SYRIZA leads in a potential Greek election.

And former French president Nicolas Sarkozy would defeat president François Hollande.

Middle East and North Africa

Israel has a new cabinet (more on this later).

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