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ANGELA MERKEL’S THIRD ELECTORAL SUCCESS September 25, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in European Politics, Global Electoral Politics.
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Angela Merkel has been returned as the German Chancellor, and Christian Democrats will be the majority party in the Bundestag. Which parties will form government and how many members will be elected has not been resolved.
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MARGARET THATCHER’ S FREEDOM LEGACY April 10, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Global Electoral Politics, Modern History, Social Environment.
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Not that I know much, if anything about economics, but it seems to me that there was the Thatcherite rhetoric and an underlying economic problem of stagflation that was not supposed to happen and the recipe was monetarism(1).

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US VOTER TURNOUT November 12, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, US Politics.
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Apparently less than 60% of eligible voters chose, or were able, to vote in the US. While a figure approaching 126 million plus people voting is considerable, yet it does not represent the potential voters out of a total population of 315 million people.
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THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE October 4, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, US Politics.
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Americans will vote in November in the presidential election, but it will be the vote in the Electoral College in December that will decide who will be the next president.
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OBAMA FAILED BY FORMER PROFESSOR. June 19, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, LATIN AMERICA, US Politics.
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South America as a whole does not receive the attention that it deserves, and similiarly that applies to the United States of South American,Brazil, now a member of BRICS.
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GREECE AND EGYPTIAN ELECTIONING June 18, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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Greece and Egypt have taken central stage under the spotlight of electoral politics in recent days. So what if anything do they have in common?
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WISCONSIN RECALL ELECTION June 7, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, US Politics.
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“Initiative, referendum and recall” is the legacy of the Progressive Era.
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ENFORCING AUSTERITY May 8, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in European Politics, Global Electoral Politics.
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Austerity economics, predictably were voted down by Europeans over the weekend.
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AUSTERITY-EXPANSION May 3, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, US Politics.
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For a non-economist the policy pursued by the EU and implemented elsewhere can be puzzling because they seem obviously self destructive and contrary to the interests of the vast majority of the people.
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PRESIDENT PUTIN RE-ELECTED March 6, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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The election of Vladimir Putin to become the Russian President for the third time does not seem to have attracted much attention.
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WORLD DEMOCRACY? December 29, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Global Electoral Politics, Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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The United States of America with its global bases and by spending more on weapons and wars than all other nations combined has hegemonic ambition.
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RUSSIAN ELECTIONS AND PROTESTS December 28, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Global Electoral Politics.
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Vladimir Putin has rejected calls for calls for any review of the parliamentary elections declaring the the Duma was now a fait accompli.
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CLIMATE, DEPRESSION AND DEMOCRACY December 13, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, Global Warming Politics, Social Environment, US Politics.
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Paul Krugman (via Truthdig) writing in the New York Times says in effect let’s call the economic situation for what it is: a depression.
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NEW ZEALAND ELECTION 2011 November 27, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, The Neighbours.
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I am interested in the polling results and have no idea what the campaign issues were. The National Government led by John Key was returned. Early voters suggest that the Multi-Member Proportional system will be continued.
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GLOBAL DEMOCRACY October 17, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, Global Warming Politics, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Direct democracy is limited by scale.There are various models, not least the General Assembly model in evidence at Occupy Wall Street.
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BERLIN VOTES . . . September 20, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, European Politics, Global Electoral Politics.
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. . . and so has Wollongong. Voting systems determine outcomes, and who gets to participate in government.
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NEWS OF THE WORLD July 24, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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Now it seems that the phone hacking scandal may have been extended to The Sunday Mirror.
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THE POWERLESS PRESIDENDENCY! July 17, 2011

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Could it be sans the 1776 War of Independence and the Constitution that the American President is merely a figure head, much like the British Monarch?
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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE? May 12, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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Predictably the referendum on the optional preferential system (alternative vote) went down, but so did the Liberal Democrats, who we are told are tied and tarred by their association with the Conservative Government.
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CHANGING CANADA May 4, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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As Paul Keating might have observed the election has changed Canada, although in this instance without changing the government.
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