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Elections


A great social process is being revealed by the US presidential race

12 April 2016
Media coverage of the US presidential elections is dominated by talk of primaries, caucuses, and delegate numbers. But behind the complex details a great social process is being revealed.

Republican voters could trump elite

08 March 2016
Donald Trump’s sweeping victories in the US primary elections on “Super Tuesday”—last week—has thrown the Republican Party into “a state of pandemonium”, according to the Washington Post newspaper.

Does breaking the glass ceiling liberate women?

08 March 2016
Sadie Robinson looks at what difference electing a woman president would have in the fight against sexism

Indian students march against government's 'war on democracy'

02 March 2016
A wave of protests has gripped India since the arrest of students’ union leaders in the capital, New Delhi, last month. With a march to the parliament planned for today, Wednesday, Kavita Krishnan explains what is at stake

Clinton and Trump ahead in US election race but Super Tuesday tells us more

02 March 2016
The results of the voting yesterday, Tuesday, in the United States are almost universally portrayed as a crushing victory for Hilary Clinton on the Democratic party side and Donald Trump for the Republicans. It’s not that simple.

Elections reveal anger and divisions in Iran

01 March 2016
Early election results from Iran have indicated large gains for the List of Hope, the “reformist” wing of the Islamic Republican regime’s ruling class.

Irish election: Establishment gets a kicking as people deliver verdict on austerity

29 February 2016
The vote reflected continuing resistance to austerity, and in particular the powerful campaign against water charges. The left of Labour Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit (AAA/PBP) group and Sinn Fein made significant gains.

Vote for socialists in NUT elections

23 February 2016
VOTING to elect the national executive of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) starts this week.

Fury at water charges will shape result of Irish election after 80,000 hit the streets

23 February 2016
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin last Saturday. Anti-water charge campaigners held a major demonstration ahead of the country’s general election on Friday of this week.

India - protesters vow to continue struggle to free arrested student union president

19 February 2016
The biggest wave of student unrest for 25 years has hit India following the arrest in Delhi of Kanhaiya Kumar, a student union president.

Does the left only represent a 'north London clique'?

12 January 2016
Nick Clark takes issue with Labour right wingers’ simplistic and patronising view of what it means to be working class

The left is the real winner of Spanish elections as two party system crumbles

21 December 2015
Elections last Sunday brought political instability--with big gains for left party Podemos, no prospect of a stable government, and a potentially decisive role for Catalan nationalists. The real test will be deepening resistance, argues Andy Durgan

Portuguese left pledges to topple government

27 October 2015
Portugal’s president Anibal Cavaco Silva appointed right wing incumbent Pedro Passos Coelho as prime minister of a new minority government on Friday of last week.

Rabina Khan's anti-austerity message welcome in Tower Hamlets

26 May 2015
A mayoral election in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets is fast becoming a key battleground against austerity and racism. 

Activists back Rabina Khan for Tower Hamlets mayor

12 May 2015
Dozens of activists were on the streets of Tower Hamlets last Saturday to launch the campaign to elect Rabina Khan as Tower Hamlets mayor.

Use your vote to strengthen the left

14 April 2015
Socialists should use the elections to build a clear and unashamed socialist alternative to austerity and racism, argues Charlie Kimber

TUSC candidates campaign against austerity

10 March 2015
Election news from Portsmouth, Edinburgh and Barnsley

Meet Ayesha Saleem the TUSC candidate for Edinburgh East

10 February 2015
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) will be standing parliamentary candidates across Britain in May’s general election.

How can we take on austerity in the general election?

10 February 2015
There is a growing debate among socialists in Britain about how to build the alternative to the cuts that the poor want and need, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

'I feel much better after leaving the Labour Party'

03 February 2015
Sadie Robinson spoke to former Labour Party members who left the party in disgust at its refusal to take on Tory cuts, and found a new home to fight for an alternative to austerity

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