Elections

24.12.2017

Tribulations in Catalonia: a wedding and several funerals

Tribulations in Catalonia: a wedding and several funerals

Diary of a poor mortal in Catalonia. Saturday, December 23, 2017. Once again we have returned to vote. How good democracy feels! Now all that is missing is that there are no politicians imprisoned or charged for being in favour of the right to decide, that the president elected by… »

24.12.2017

Youth mobilization challenges election fraud in Honduras

Youth mobilization challenges election fraud in Honduras

By Jeff Abbott December 22, 2017 The anger and frustration in the streets of Honduras following the controversial November 26 presidential election is palpable. Everyone seems to have an opinion about the electoral process, which was marked by accusations of fraud carried out by the incumbent president of Juan Orlando Hernández… »

23.12.2017

The Right wins in Catalonia, but nationalists will form the government

The Right wins in Catalonia, but nationalists will form the government

Franco’s youth wing, Ciudadanos (Citizens), prevailed in the Catalan elections called after the Spanish government dissolved the autonomous government after its unilateral declaration of independence. With a very high turnout of almost 82% of the electorate, Citizens obtained 25.48% of the votes, equivalent to 37 seats. Since to form a… »

23.12.2017

The era is decisive

The era is decisive

Historical moments are a kind of great ship on which we travel without even realizing it sometimes. They have a decisive direction that it is pointless to try to modify from within the small cabins in which we find ourselves. A forceful impulse is needed, often an external shock, an… »

18.12.2017

Chile: Abstention wins and Piñera becomes President

Chile: Abstention wins and Piñera becomes President

By Andrés Figueroa Cornejo Once again, abstention has triumphed in the 2017 presidential election, with more than 50% of those entitled to vote not doing so. Chile reaffirms its leadership of countries with least electoral participation in Latin America, and is second in the world after Madagascar. According to the… »

06.12.2017

Chilean elections: On the “Freedom of Choice”

Chilean elections: On the “Freedom of Choice”

The run-off election to determine who will follow Michelle Bachelet as Chilean president is due to take place on the 17th of December.  In the first round, former president, Sebastian Piñera, candidate for the right wing grouping Chile Vamos, obtained around 36% of the vote, while Alejandro Guillier, the candidate… »

20.11.2017

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

Chile: The Humanist Party returns to congress after 25 years in the wilderness

This week I have been closely following the experiences of Tomás Hirsch, the Humanist Party candidate for Congress Deputy in the 11th district of Chile because his wife and my good friend, Juanita Vergara, invited me back in May to come down to Santiago for the elections, already sensing six… »

19.11.2017

Tomás Hirsch: “We can’t do the changes we want alone”

Tomás Hirsch: “We can’t do the changes we want alone”

A team of Pressenza editors is currently in Santiago, Chile to cover the general election taking place on Sunday 19th November.  We had the chance to interview Tomás Hirsch from the Humanist Party, an integral part of the Broad Front coalition.  He explained how it is possible and necessary to… »

11.11.2017

Democrats Claim Electoral Victories One Year After Trump’s Election

Democrats Claim Electoral Victories One Year After Trump’s Election

Democrats made big gains in elections across the U.S. Tuesday, as voters turned against the Republican Party one year after Donald Trump was elected president. In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Kim Guadagno in the race to replace the deeply unpopular Republican Governor Chris Christie. In Virginia, Democrat Ralph… »

07.11.2017

100+ Rally to Support Gothamist Journalists Fired for Unionizing

100+ Rally to Support Gothamist Journalists Fired for Unionizing

In New York City, more than 100 people protested against billionaire Joe Ricketts’s decision to shut down the news outlets Gothamist and DNAinfo, one week after the newsrooms voted to unionize. Emma Whitford: “My name is Emma Whitford. I’ve been—I had been at Gothamist for two-and-a-half years. Yeah, we voted… »

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