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.
Today in Bremen, most shipyards are a thing of the past and it is struggling to climb out of its heavy debt as a container port.
Canada's historic federal election shifted the political dynamics of the country and set a new stage of struggle.
Two Communist-led states of India, West Bengal, with a population of 90 million and Kerala, with 30 million, are in the midst of tough elections.
The most left-wing presidential candidate came from behind and bested a whole array of right-wing candidates to enter a runoff election.
In spite of possible fraud Haiti's Provisional Elections Council recently announced Michel Martelly has apparently won the runoff elections by a landslide over former First Lady Mirlande Manigat.
Wikileaks is the gift that keeps on giving, a cornucopia of surprises for politicians and statespersons worldwide. Now it is Peru's turn.
In the year after Porfirio Lobo became president of Honduras the disaster for the Honduran people has become clear.
Under intense international pressure, Haiti's election board has announced that it is excluding Jude Celestin, candidate of President Rene Preval's INTE Party, from runoff presidential elections scheduled for March 20.
The new prime minister of Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, a Communist, is expected to revive Nepal's stalled peace process.