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Socialist coalition hands right-wing Portuguese government defeat

The unity in Portugal has been made possible by a very evident left turn on the part of the Socialist Party.


Be very afraid: the price of Turkey’s elections

If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Nov. 1 Turkish elections, it is that fear works.


Argentina’s closer than expected presidential vote means a runoff

It's important what's going to happen between now and the runoff election.


Liberal election victory in Canada holds lessons for Americans

Liberals campaigned on making investments in infrastructure to create jobs, raise income taxes on the richest Canadians to fund services for those at the bottom, and democratize the political system.


Bombing in Turkey triggers nationwide anger

Bomb blasts hit a  non-violent demonstration calling for a peaceful solution of the conflict between the Turkish government and Kurdish nationalist organizations.


Elections throw future of Portugal’s right wing government in doubt

The question of whether Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho will stay on, and on what basis, is the subject of intense negotiations.


Tsipras' Syriza Party wins Greek election again

Greek voters handed a stunning victory to the left-wing Syriza party and its leader Alexis Tsipras, as they went to the polls for the third time in a year.


Corbyn and Sanders: Socialists surge on both sides of the Atlantic

Sanders denounced what he called the "political cowardice" of Republicans who "scheme to make it harder for people who disagree with them to vote."


Europe’s elections: a coming storm?

The backdrop for elections in Greece, Portugal, Spain and Ireland is one of deep economic crisis ignited by the American financial collapse of 2007-08.


Guatemalan president arrested, trouble looms as election goes to runoff

Otto Perez Molina resigned and was arrested on charges of corruption and accepting bribes; the elections that followed sent a confused message.

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