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Colombian elections offer something new, something old

The process of finding a successor to Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has yielded an unconventional favorite.

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Germany: Left goes in, right goes out - or does it?

BERLIN -- The state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the valleys of the Rhine and Ruhr is far and away the most populous German state, with 18 million people.

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Amidst election setbacks, Italian left urges unity

The votes in the Italian regional elections reflected a strong sense of political frustration in Italy.

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Iraq elections: a tale of big money and ugly politics

Many Iraqis hoped the March elections would advance a united national consensus to build a sovereign democratic Iraq, free of foreign occupation, but it appears that struggle has a ways to go.

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Seeing Sudan elections through the lens of history

The elections in Sudan have meaning not only for its people but neighboring countries, multinational corporations and imperialist powers, as well. It's through the larger historic, regional, and global contexts that recent events in Sudan can be understood. 

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Huge demo calls for new Thai elections

Thailand's PM and his military backers have rejected an ultimatum to dissolve parliament as over 100,000 protesters in Bangkok vowed to continue their push to oust the right-wing government.

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Cameroon still paralyzed two years after riots

DOUALA, Cameroon -- Two years after speculation on the price of staple foods stoked the fires of social unrest, the country remains both economically and socially stricken.

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Winners and losers in Honduras as Zelaya goes into exile, Lobo takes power

Smiling broadly, his chest festooned with medals, General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, head of the armed forces of Honduras, stood beside Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo as the latter was sworn in as President of Honduras on January 27.

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Bolivian president begins second term

"The colonial state died. The new pluri-national, autonomous, and solidarity-based state is being born," asserted President Evo Morales at his inauguration January 22, after being elected along with Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera to a new five year term.

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Oskar Lafontaine and the troubled German Left

BERLIN -- While German politicians stared at the calendar, wondering nervously what the May 9 elections will bring in the biggest state, North Rhine-Westphalia, with its 18 million people, media attention suddenly switched to a personal drama within the party called Die Linke (The Left).

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