What were the issues culminating in this victory? The Left Democratic Front fought for the wages and living conditions of Kerala's workers and peasants.
A failure by the left to unite will open the door for Europe's resurgent far right, whose xenophobia and racism have gained ground all over the continent.
A broad left coalition in the Andean nation asked supporters to help defeat a right-wing extremist.
Most alarming, since Germany is the strongest, most central European country, is the strength of its far-right Alternative for Germany.
Elections have just concluded after a campaign dominated by the issue of reunification between the island's Greek and Turkish communities.
He claims to be a "socialist" while threatening to kill trade unionists and courting big investors at the expense of the poor in his home city.
Sadiq Khan beat back a Conservative campaign of Islamophobia to win London's mayoralty.
The April vote was held under conditions of instability and confusion.
Smoke and mirrors regarding elections must not be allowed to divert activists from the reality of life in the Islamic Republic.