As expected, the Nov. 20 election to the the Spanish parliament was a massive defeat for the ruling Socialist Workers' Party
Nicaraguans lined up last weekend to cast their ballot in the nation's first presidential election since the Supreme Court abolished term limits in 2009.
The Patriotic Party's General Otto Perez Molina, the one with the hard hand, won with 53.7 percent over the execution-happy businessman.
Uganda's largest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change claimed that a plot to assassinate leader Kizza Besigye was under way.
Argentine voters rewarded President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for a booming economy with a big reelection victory.
The Left dropped to about half its 12 percent high; it was weakened or defeated in seven elections in 2011.
The National Front for Popular Resistance organized anti-government marches and demonstrations around Honduras.
With less than two years to go before the next presidential election in Iran a power struggle to determine its outcome is in full swing.
Thirty-two years ago, a Marxist-led national liberation movement forever changed the history and political dynamics of Nicaragua.
Heated debate that had been tearing at Germany's Left Party seems to have abated after June 28, when its Bundestag members modified a controversial position on Israel.