elections

Millionaire Banker and Former Coca Cola Director With Ties to Far-Right Wing Opus Dei Catholic Sect Defeats Socialist Candidate in Ecuador

Dirty Tricks in Race Pay Off Millionaire conservative Guillermo Lasso, former banker and Coca Cola director, won the run-off election over socialist candidate Andrés Arauz, 52.5% to 47.5%. Arauz had led the pack of 16 presidential candidates during the first round, on February 7th, with 32.7% of the vote over Lasso’s 19.74%. Arauz was Union […]

From His Solitary Confinement, Marwan Barghouti Holds the Key to Fatah’s Future  

If imprisoned Palestinian leader, Marwan Barghouti, becomes the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the status quo will change substantially. For Israel, as well as for the current PA President, Mahmoud Abbas, such a scenario is more dangerous than another strong Hamas showing in the upcoming Palestinian parliamentary elections. The long-delayed elections, now scheduled for May […]

Kafkaesque Politics: The Missing Lessons from Israel’s Latest Elections

A ‘major setback’ was the recurring term in many news headlines reporting on the outcome of Israel’s general elections of March 23. While this depiction specifically referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to secure a decisive victory in the country’s fourth elections in two years, this is only part of the narrative. Certainly, it […]

Israel election: The Far-right is Triumphant: The Only Obstacle Left is Netanyahu

As 13 parties struggle with Israel’s complex post-election maths, seeking alliances that can assure them power, the most significant outcome of the vote is easily missed. The religious fundamentalists and settler parties – Israel’s far right – won an unprecedented and clear-cut victory last week. Even on the most cautious assessment, these parties together hold 72 […]

Why Middle-Class Left Liberals Should Dump the Democratic Party: Finding Common Ground with Socialists

Many of you in the middle class are opposed to socialism. You still think there is some chance for you under capitalism and you fear that the socialists will take what little you have and divide it among the shiftless and thriftless. You need not have the slightest fear. The socialist has no use for […]

Ancien Président vs Président sortant : au Brésil, la bataille Lula-Bolsonaro a déjà commencé

L'ancien Président brésilien Lula Da Silva est de retour sur la scène politique au Brésil après l'annulation par la Cour des condamnations pour corruption Mais pourra-t-il se présenter en 2022 contre l'actuel chef de l'État Jair Bolsonaro ? Jean-Louis Martin, économiste spécialiste de l'Amérique latine, explique pour le Désordre mondial que l'annulation de ses condamnations pour vice de forme ne suffit (...)

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International

Ancien Président vs Président sortant : au Brésil, la bataille Lula-Bolsonaro a déjà commencé

L'ancien Président brésilien Lula Da Silva est de retour sur la scène politique au Brésil après l'annulation par la Cour des condamnations pour corruption Mais pourra-t-il se présenter en 2022 contre l'actuel chef de l'État Jair Bolsonaro ? Jean-Louis Martin, économiste spécialiste de l'Amérique latine, explique pour le Désordre mondial que l'annulation de ses condamnations pour vice de forme ne suffit (...)

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International