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Iran elections: The illusion of democracy

Iran's return to the international fold has been negotiated over a long period; it marks a change in relations with the U.S. and the EU.

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Ukraine moves ahead with plan to abolish Communist Party

This creates a deplorable situation in Ukraine, and a horrible precedent for the rest of Europe and beyond.

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Morena taking steps towards gender equality

Five major cities in Mexico held workshops which are part of an education plan to help women develop politically.

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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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Mexico's Morena political party sets course for 2018

Morena concluded its second congress by reaffirming their goal: a peaceful democratic transformation of Mexico and victory in the Presidential and Congressional elections in 2018

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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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Today in history: 800th birthday of the Magna Carta

On this date in 1215, humanity took one of its greatest steps in the long march toward democracy.

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Mixed results in Salvador vote: Big win for FMLN in capital

Those familiar with the process attribute delays to the complexity of the ballots and a new system of voting and weighing votes.

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Ukraine Elections: Free and democratic?

Sectors of the ultra-right with fascist and Nazi origins were allowed to run riot by the respectable" conservatives who took over the Ukrainian government in February.

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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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