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Chilean president Bachelet campaigns for 'transformative role of women'

"Women are able to do much more if they are equal and can be agents of social change," Michelle Bachelet said at the Wilson Institute in Washington Thursday.

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Extreme right racks up big vote totals in northern Germany

The Alternative für Deutschland racked up a shocking 21.9 percent of the vote on September 4th in the north German state of Mecklenberg.

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Compromise and coalitions prompt soul-searching for German left

When Die Linke joins the Social Democrats as junior partner, its vote drops; the reason is simple: the left abandons its role as fighting opposition.

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South Africa: African National Congress faces setback in local elections

ANC's Communist Party partners say voters were clear: Don't assume your struggle credentials will forever act as an excuse for arrogance and predatory behavior.

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Australia elections: Right-wing Coalition holds onto power

Turnbull's Coalition only secured 42 percent of the popular vote and Labor 35 percent. An unprecedented 23 percent of voters rejected both major parties.

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Europe on the edge after Brexit vote and Spanish elections

The next few years will be filled with opportunity, as well as danger. Anti-austerity forces are beginning to resist the "troika." But so, too, are parties on the right.

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Spain elections: Disappointment for the left, stalemate may continue

Unity continues to elude the Spanish left, even with a re-do of the 2015 elections.

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“Red Spring” for the left in India’s Kerala state

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.

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Continued political instability challenges Spain’s left to unite

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.

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Peruvian presidential runoff: A squeaker

A broad left coalition in the Andean nation asked supporters to help defeat a right-wing extremist.

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