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Forming a German government: Bumper cars for the Bundestag?

The noise is terrific and everyone zooms back and forth, round and round, clashing with everybody else. And there may be no real winner -- except perhaps the man at the cash register.

El Salvador prepares for elections: Will the U.S. intervene?

On February 2, there will be a presidential election in El Salvador, to replace outgoing left-center President Mauricio Funes.

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On eve of local elections, U.S. undermines Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election in April by a slim margin, a result still unrecognized by the U.S. government.

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Landmark presidential election approaches in Honduras

The upcoming elections "will test whether Latin America's transition to democracy and social justice will be permitted to advance."

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Madagascar to hold runoff election in December

Madagascar today is one of the richest nations in the region, and one of the poorest. It has vast natural resources (gold, nickel, cobalt, petroleum), but 92 percent of its people live on $2.00 per day or less.

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Visitors to Snowden and visitors to Berlin

Three men flew from Berlin to Moscow, were taken in a car with tinted glass windows to a secret location - where they met Edward Snowden. The meeting was very interesting. So were the three visitors.

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Czech elections: Communists advance but protest candidates steal the show

What Babiš and his party actually stand for, other than the fact that they don't like Social Democrats, Communists, and taxes, is by no means clear.

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U.S. influence figures in Honduran presidential race

Honduras chooses a president on November 24, and Xiomara Castro, candidate of the new Liberty and Refoundation Party (Libre) is running. Three U.S. congresspersons have some election advice for Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Conservatives lose, communists advance in Portugal elections

The people of Portugal had a chance to respond to the austerity policies carried out by the right-wing coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho.

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Forty years after fascist coup, Chile may elect socialist, again

Forty years ago today Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a U.S.-abetted coup because he was a socialist; in two months Chileans may elect Michelle Bachelet, another socialist.

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