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Mexico's upcoming elections: The candidates, the issues

On July 1, Mexico will hold elections for president and for the 128 seat Senate and 500 seat Chamber of Deputies.

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German elections: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In a way, it's a "good news" and "bad news" angle.

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French Left candidate goes one-on-one with ultra-rightist

Jean-Luc Melenchon, the Left Front's candidate in the recent presidential elections in France, has announced he will run as a candidate.

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Austerity goes down to defeat in Europe

Voters rejected political parties that have pushed for austerity, and voted in lawmakers who campaigned for policies of economic stimulus and growth.

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In Germany, the Pirates making waves

Germany's energetic young party, the Pirates, held its party congress last weekend in the northern town of Neumünster. The media overflowed with reports, almost uniformly friendly.

“Third Man” Mélenchon can no longer be ignored

The radical Left Front's presidential candidate has gained in opinion polls, a result that would see him take the third spot in the first of the two round vote.

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Conservative robo-call scandal escalates

Evidence continues to mount that the Conservative Party of Canada, borrowing from the U.S. Republican Party, committed widespread electoral fraud to win the 2011 elections.

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Vote suppression takes place in Canada too

The United States and Mexico have not been the only places where the right wing has committed electoral fraud to win elections.

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All hail the (German) chief

It's hard to decide: which article on Germany's new president, East Germany's (the former German Democratic Republic's) pastor Joachim Gauck, was more misleading.

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French presidential front-runner proposes sharp tax hike for the rich

French voters responded positively to the proposal, with recent polls showing a slight uptick in support for Hollande. The prospects of passing such tax-the-rich legislation will depend on parliamentary elections,.

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