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GREEK RADICAL LEFT - Syriza Party - WINS ELECTION, THREATENING MARKET TURMOIL

Associated Press: A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece’s painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country’s international creditors that could shake the eurozone…

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Eight Months Of Vacuum

December was by far – politically speaking – the most boring month of 2014. So Let’s take a look at the very first maneuvers of 2015, and see how they are linked to the events of the last months of 2014. 1,994 more words

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Lebanese Politics - 2014 In Review

2014 was a very busy year in Lebanon. It started with no cabinet in power, ended with no president in power, and saw a postponement of the parliamentary elections. 3,416 more words

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Seven Months Of Vacuum

6 months. That’s all it took for the previous parliament to elect Michel Sleiman president. Now that we’re finishing the seventh month of presidential vacancy, I think it is safe to say that we are now living in a historical era: This is officially the second longest presidential vacancy the republic has ever seen (and the longest post-Taif one!). 402 more words

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Bhutan and its political parties

Written by Enrico D’Ambrogio

Bhutan, a long-isolated South Asian monarchy, is mostly known internationally for the concept of ‘gross national happiness’. Since 2008 it has been undergoing a king-driven transition to democracy. 1,260 more words

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Ursula Kaczmarek reblogged this on electoralmanac and commented:

An interesting overview of Bhutan's six-year-old democracy, its second-ever parliamentary elections, and its party system.

In Moldova, an election that solves nothing

The results of a general election on 30 November show Moldovans are split on whether to pursue closer ties with the European Union or maintain existing relations with the Russian Federation, complicating the crafting of a sustainable national identity across ideological lines. 942 more words

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"Continuing USP unaccountability on staffing" (Letter to Editor Fiji Times and Fiji Sun, MIDA Chairman, sent 30 Nov. 2014)

“Continuing lack of USP accountability”  Letter to Editor (The Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, Ashwin Raj) (sent 30 November 2014)
(revised Fiji time,  10.30 pm 30 Nov 2014: in red) 693 more words

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