Austrian far-right triumphs in first round of presidential vote

Apr 25, 2016

Austrian far-right triumphs in first round of presidential vote

Austria’s anti-immigration far-right triumphed Sunday in the first round of a presidential poll, in a historic defeat for the traditionally powerful governing coalition parties two years before the next scheduled general election. Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPOe) won 36 percent of the ...

Apr 24, 2016

Insufficient electoral reform

The ruling coalition needs to explain why the nation is still being kept waiting for the fundamental reform needed to correct the gross disparity in vote values.

Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf in New York primaries

Apr 20, 2016

Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf in New York primaries

Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in the Republican contest and Clinton pushing closer to locking up the Democratic nomination. Trump’s victory was a psychological boost ...

Brazil's lower house gives green light to Rousseff impeachment

Apr 18, 2016

Brazil's lower house gives green light to Rousseff impeachment

Brazilian lawmakers on Sunday authorized impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff in a rowdy, circus-like showdown that plunged Latin America’s biggest country into profound political crisis. Opposition deputies in the lower house of Congress needed 342 of the 513 votes, or a two-thirds majority, ...