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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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Growth of far right party cause for alarm in Germany

Most alarming, since Germany is the strongest, most central European country, is the strength of its far-right Alternative for Germany.

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Cyprus legislative elections bring challenges for the left and unification

Elections have just concluded after a campaign dominated by the issue of reunification between the island's Greek and Turkish communities.

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