presidential elections

Colombia Needs Democracy, Plain and Simple: An Interview With María José Pizarro

On May 29, 2022, a political earthquake struck Colombia: the left-leaning Historical Pact’s presidential candidate, Gustavo Petro, and vice-presidential candidate, Francia Márquez, won the first round of the presidential elections after getting 40.33 percent of the votes. The blocs representing…

Gambia: The Nexus 2021 Presidential Election and the 2016 Presidential Election

Almost 100 years ago in 1925, my mother became a naturalized US citizen at age 5. People uproot their lives to find hope and create a better life. That was the same year Mussolini addressed the Italian parliament and gave…

Chile: Humanist Action proclaims Gabriel Boric as its presidential candidate for the November elections

In an event held this morning at the Michoacán Cultural Centre in the La Reina Commune, Humanist Action proclaimed Gabriel Boric as its presidential candidate for next November’s elections and pledged to unite their efforts in the campaign, without any…

Moldovans elect their first female president

Maia Sandu beat Igor Dodon in Sunday’s runoff vote Maia Sandu is set to become Moldova’s first female president after winning a landslide victory in Sunday’s election. According to preliminary figures from Moldova’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC), Sandu took 57.7…

Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies The waves of protests breaking out in country after country around the world beg the question: Why aren’t Americans rising up in peaceful protest like our neighbors? We live at the very…

Will Trump go after Maduro to win a re-election?

by Carlos Eduardo Pina In January this year, US President Donald Trump stunned many in Venezuela by giving his backing to opposition leader Juan Guaido after he proclaimed himself acting president of the country. Since then, the US has made…

France’s Left Candidate Surges in Polls Ahead of Presidential Election

France’s left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who has been compared to Bernie Sanders, is surging in the polls. A recent poll shows him polling a close third behind the two front-running candidates, far-right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen and former Economy…