The unity in Portugal has been made possible by a very evident left turn on the part of the Socialist Party.
If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Nov. 1 Turkish elections, it is that fear works.
It's important what's going to happen between now and the runoff election.
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.
Bomb blasts hit a non-violent demonstration calling for a peaceful solution of the conflict between the Turkish government and Kurdish nationalist organizations.
The question of whether Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho will stay on, and on what basis, is the subject of intense negotiations.
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.
Sanders denounced what he called the "political cowardice" of Republicans who "scheme to make it harder for people who disagree with them to vote."
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.
Otto Perez Molina resigned and was arrested on charges of corruption and accepting bribes; the elections that followed sent a confused message.