Elections

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… »

22.10.2017

Austrian Elections: The Crisis of Europe Continues

Austrian Elections: The Crisis of Europe Continues

By Roberto Savio The Austrian elections show clearly that media have given up on contextualising events. To do that, calls for a warning about Europe’s future, as a vehicle of European values is required. Europe has been weakened by all the recent elections, with the… »

19.06.2017

Macron: absolute majority in France with 60% abstention

Macron: absolute majority in France with 60% abstention

The second round of the French legislative elections seemed like a given. Everything indicated that Emmanuel Macron, the new president would obtain the backing of an overwhelming majority in parliament. 361 deputies out of 577 gives him a very large majority, although less than predicted. This consolidates the neoliberal and… »

28.04.2017

Short Choices: The French Presidential Elections

Short Choices: The French Presidential Elections

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark The establishment got another burning in the French elections on Sunday, revealing again that there is no level of voter disgust that will not find some voice in the current range of elections.  The terror for pollsters and the establishment now is whether Marine Le Pen… »

15.03.2017

Dutch PM Rutte’s VVD emerges top in first exit poll

Dutch PM Rutte’s VVD emerges top in first exit poll

Dutch voters are casting their ballots today in an election that has been billed as a barometer of populism in Europe. DW will keep you informed of events as they happen throughout the day. Welcome to our rolling coverage of the Dutch election, with the latest news, views and reactions… »

06.01.2017

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” for Collapse of Their Party

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” for Collapse of Their Party

As Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies at a Senate hearing on Russian cyberthreats ahead of a highly classified briefing today with President-elect Donald Trump, we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has faced an onslaught of criticism for questioning the premise of Russian hacking… »

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