The right wing Union for a Popular Movement declared victory and the far right National Front surged.
Chileans voted November 17 for president, both houses of Congress and some local offices. To nobody's surprise, the left "New Majority" coalition and the Socialist and Communist parties made significant advances.
The French elections June 17 produced a decisive victory for President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party.
French voters responded positively to the proposal, with recent polls showing a slight uptick in support for Hollande. The prospects of passing such tax-the-rich legislation will depend on parliamentary elections,.
On Election Day, the governing socialists took a drubbing, losing to the People's Party and its right-wing allies in all provincial governments and most local ones.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Juan Mari Bras, an elder statesman of Puerto Rico's independence movement who gave up U.S. citizenship in an act that inspired hundreds of other activists, died Friday, Sept. 10. He was 82.