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Amid Haiti election dispute, ex-President Aristide under house arrest

There is a great degree of suspiciousness about how announced legislative elections for October 26 will be carried out.

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Germany: The votes are in

Political porcelain has been broken, raising questions on what went wrong and, to quote that old Abbott and Costello routine, "Who's on first?" for the next five years.

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Indonesia elects working-class metalhead president

Joko Widodo has become the president of Indonesia after winning 53.13 percent of the vote in the country's 2014 presidential election. He will take office Oct. 20.

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German Social Democrats paying the price of too many deals

Instead of trying to improve its frayed, faded image as a progressive force, this party pays even more attention to "healthy business interests" and thus "encourage the economy."

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Conservatives pass new election law designed to suppress vote

The right-wing Conservative Party government of Stephen Harper has finally succeeded in imposing U.S. Republican Party style voter suppression legislation in Canada.

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Left, right, and even satirical parties get votes in Germany

In early June, Europe had to digest the results of the European Parliament elections - and choke down some pretty nasty clumps.

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Colombia peace talks to continue, for now, after Santos re-election

It's evident a week after President Juan Manuel Santos won re-election with 51 percent of the vote that his government's peace negotiations with the FARC, in progress for 18 months, will be continuing.

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Europe: The sky's not falling

"The subjugation of democratic process to the markets was the reason why we have the crisis today...we predicted from the onset...that austerity-based policies would backfire."

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Targeted Ukrainian Communist cites right-wing terror, democratic collapse

The leader of the Ukrainian Communist Party, Petro Symonenko, was the target of a murder attempt by far-right militiamen on 16th May in Kiev.

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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.

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