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European Parliament elections reflect loss of confidence in European Union

During the week ending on May 25, voters in the 28 countries of the European Union voted for members of the 766-member European Parliament.


In India, fears accompany right-wing Modi's landslide victory

This is the first time since India won independence in 1947 that a rightist party has won a clear majority in parliament.


South Africa 2014 elections: ANC triumphs, opposition gains ground

A new R1-trillion [$96 billion] economic and social infrastructure program aims to transform many poor areas by building new roads, rail links, ports, universities and schools.


Ruling party ousted in Panama elections

On Sunday, voters in Panama upset the predictions of pollsters by electing dissident Vice President Juan Carlos Varela, of the Panameñista Party, as their new president.


As crisis builds, Ukrainians face May 25 election

This election is largely a contest of powerful business tycoons who made their fortunes out of the breakup of the old Soviet Union and the privatization of state enterprises that followed.


French municipal elections: Voters stay home, socialists trounced, right surges

The right wing Union for a Popular Movement declared victory and the far right National Front surged.


Socialist Bachelet returns to Chile presidency

For the second time, Michelle Bachelet was sworn in as president of Chile, Mar. 11. Bachelet's first term as president of Chile ran from 2006 to 2010.


Canadians fight voter suppression efforts

Opposition continues to grow against efforts by the right-wing Conservative government of Stephen Harper to impose voter suppression legislation in Canada.



South Africa: Parties split over Zuma corruption claims report

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe took issue with the timing of the report's release, noting that it had "provided some ammunition to many of these parties that have nothing to offer to the electorate."


Left candidate wins in El Salvador elections

The candidate of the left wing FMLN, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, appears to have won the Mar. 9 presidential runoff elections.

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