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Left wins parliamentary elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The "Bolivarian" left has suffered two traumatic electoral defeats in recent weeks.

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French voters beat back ultra-right advance

The runoff elections for regional governments in France on Sunday, December 13, produced a defeat for the ultra right.

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A Chavista victory in Venezuela will be "fraud" to the opposition

If indeed the Chavistas win on Sunday, which many people we have met so far are sure will be the case, count on the opposition to immediately start yelling "Fraud!" to whoever will listen.

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Progressive voices bind climate conference to world issues

Alongside the UN conference is a people's climate conference of NGOs, environmental and climate activists, trade unionists, scientists, local elected officials on strategies for climate action.

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Socialist coalition hands right-wing Portuguese government defeat

The unity in Portugal has been made possible by a very evident left turn on the part of the Socialist Party.

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Be very afraid: the price of Turkey’s elections

If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Nov. 1 Turkish elections, it is that fear works.

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Argentina’s closer than expected presidential vote means a runoff

It's important what's going to happen between now and the runoff election.

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Liberal election victory in Canada holds lessons for Americans

Liberals campaigned on making investments in infrastructure to create jobs, raise income taxes on the richest Canadians to fund services for those at the bottom, and democratize the political system.

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Bombing in Turkey triggers nationwide anger

Bomb blasts hit a  non-violent demonstration calling for a peaceful solution of the conflict between the Turkish government and Kurdish nationalist organizations.

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Elections throw future of Portugal’s right wing government in doubt

The question of whether Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho will stay on, and on what basis, is the subject of intense negotiations.

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