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Source: Fox News

Trump's election was fueled by social decay and real suffering, and it's not going away

Today 19:05 GMT

When Donald Trump declared the American Dream was dead, and that America needed to be made “great again,” a chorus of mockery and disapproval rained down from elite circles. “America is already great,” President Barack Obama proclaimed to great applause at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Across the country, if you look not at exit polls (which cover individuals), but instead at the places where Trump did best, they were the places with the most social decay.

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Source: The Guradian

Podemos was the dazzling new force in Spanish politics. What went wrong?

Today 19:05 GMT

It was only five years ago that Spain’s break-out party Podemos became a dazzling new lodestar for Europe’s lost and troubled left.

Podemos once led the polls and very nearly snatched leadership of Spain’s left from prime minister Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist party at the 2016 elections, but it is now only the voters’ fourth favourite party. The meltdown means it is slated to lose half its deputies, while Sánchez gallops ahead, taking well over twice as many votes as Podemos on 28 April.

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Source: Fox News

North Carolina starts hearing on ballot fraud allegation in contested House race

Today 08:03 GMT

North Carolina elections officials are conducting a hearing Monday focused on allegations that a political operative tampered with mail-in ballots in a contested November congressional race.

The group said in a memo quoted by Politico: "the 'evidence and lack thereof will result in the certification of Congressman-elect Mark Harris.'"

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Source: DW

Nigeria's postponed vote: What happens now?

Today 12:40 GMT

As the dust settles on Nigeria's postponed general election, Nigerians have expressed their frustration with the electoral commission.

That's how I'm feeling," one Lagos resident told DW. "Because you wake up all excited about going to vote and then you look at your social media and you see that it's been postponed."

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Source: Global News

All eyes turn to tiny P.E.I. as electoral reform put to voters

Today 12:40 GMT

Tiny Prince Edward Island has a chance to send a big message to the rest of the country about electoral reform when voters are asked to consider proportional representation in a referendum as early as this spring.

Voters in British Columbia rejected making such a change in December, and while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to abolish the first-past-the-post federal voting system during the 2015 election, he later abandoned the plan, saying Canadians were not eager for change.

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Source: The Guradian

Mueller questions Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser

Monday 08:58 GMT

A spokesman for Brittany Kaiser, former business development director for Cambridge Analytica – which collapsed after the Observer revealed details of its misuse of Facebook data – confirmed that she had been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller, and was cooperating fully with his investigation.

A director of the controversial data company Cambridge Analytica, who appeared with Arron Banks at the launch of the Leave.EU campaign, has been subpoenaed by the US investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

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Source: Global News

Veterans’ anger at Trudeau government grows after Wilson-Raybould’s resignation

Sunday 15:24 GMT

Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from cabinet this week has stoked long-standing frustration, disappointment and anger among Canada’s veterans, who say they have been ignored and betrayed by the Trudeau government.

READ MORE: Justin Trudeau condemns ‘sexist, racist’ comments about Jody Wilson-Raybould’s character. Even before Wilson-Raybould’s departure, some veterans and veterans’ groups had questioned the number of ministers who have handled the portfolio under the Liberals – and what it means about their importance to the government.

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Source: The Guradian

Buhari and opposition leader blame each other for Nigerian election delay

Sunday 18:09 GMT

Nigeria’s president and his main challenger have blamed each other for the last-minute postponement of the country’s election, delayed just five hours before polls were due to open.

“Seventy percent of people do what Kwankwaso says,” said Aminu Shehu, a teacher who voted for Buhari in the last election but was planning on voting for Atiku this time.

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Source: The Guradian

The week that shook Thai politics – and what comes next

Sunday 22:44 GMT

Over the following four days, Thai embassy officials, journalists, political observers and politicians gradually caught wind that a candidate for prime minister would be put forward to run in the elections in March who would turn the political landscape on its head.

“Friday exposed how the Thai monarchy continues to play a huge role in the future of Thai politics,” said Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a professor at Kyoto University’s centre for south-east Asian studies.

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Source: DW

Nigeria: another chaotic election

Sunday 16:19 GMT

In the end, however, the majority lauded Jega for conducting the most credible elections Nigeria had seen, after years of military rule.

Even so, the commission's reasoning is not entirely implausible, as the last weeks‘ election preparations had been much slower than anticipated. To an outside observer, it is equally baffling that an electoral commission, which on Friday still claimed to have everything under control, could have been so wrong.


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