elections

  1. Erdogan’s Dream and Our Struggle: An Interview with Burhan Sönmez.
    27
    Jun

    Erdogan’s Dream and Our Struggle: An Interview with Burhan Sönmez.

    On June 24, Turkey voters decided in the favor of Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in both the presidential and parliamentary elections. The elections were called in advance and came after the narrowly approved referendum last year which gave enormous powers to the President and abolished the post of Prime Minister. Erdogan's AKP Party also secured a majority in the Parliament with its allies although its vote share got reduced from the last elections. Vijay Prashad and..
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  2. The Left Loses an Election in Tripura, but it Has Not Been Defeated
    03
    Mar

    The Left Loses an Election in Tripura, but it Has Not Been Defeated

    The BJP and its ally – the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) – have won the 2018 elections to the Tripura state legislature. The alliance of the BJP and the IPFT will now form a government. The Left It is the first time in twenty-five years that Tripura, a state of four million people in India’s northeast, will be without a government of the Left. The outgoing chief minister – Manik Sarkar of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI-M] – has been in that office since M..
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  3. A spark of hope for India's future in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh
    19
    Dec

    A spark of hope for India's future in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

    In an alternative world, the BJP would have been routed in both Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. It is the Party of the Rich, the party of corruption and deceit,  the party with fangs against minorities - particularly Muslims. Why a party with such fangs can win elections is to be seriously considered. Books - such as Manjari Katju's new Hinduising Democracy - suggest that the rise of the BJP and its Sangh Parivar has virtually overrun not only democratic institutions but also the culture of..
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