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Ulf Kristersson, Jimmie Åkesson

The Swedish Social Democrats lost government and the country will now be led by conservatives reliant on the right-wing, xenophobic Sweden Democrats for support, reports Kjell Östberg.

Pierre Poilievre Canada

Canadian politics took another step toward the far right with the election of Pierre Poilievre as leader of the federal Conservative Party on September 10, reports Jeff Shantz.

The federal Treasurer tells us that cost-of-living pressures are only going to get worse before they get better. Angela Carr argues that Labor must abandon its neoliberal approach.

More than 61% of voters rejected Chile’s new constitution. This was a punishment for the Gabriel Boric government’s inability to address the problems of the people, write Taroa Zúñiga Silva and Vijay Prashad

Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has used the bicentennial of Brazil’s Independence to ratchet up the heat in the country’s presidential election campaign, writes Federico Fuentes.

Yo Apruebo rally in Chile

Right-wing groups ran a campaign of disinformation to undermine support for the “Yes” vote in Chile's constitutional referendum, reports Ana Zorita.

A rank-and-file ticket is contesting executive and council positions in the WA branch of the Australian Nursing Federation in late October. Chris Jenkins, who is part of it, reports.

 

São Paulo socialist councillor Luana Alves talks about the coming elections in Brazil.

Lula Da Silva

Former Brazilian President Luíz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is now in the lead in the polls ahead of the first round of Brazil’s presidential election to be held on October 2, reports Vijay Prashad.

Socialist Alliance candidates running in the Victorian elections say that solutions exist for the cost-of-living pressures. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Protest

Thousands of people took the streets across Brazil on August 11 in defence of democracy, amid fears that far-right President Jair Bolsonaro may attempt a coup if he fails to be reelected in October, reports Ana Zorita.

Gustavo Petro became the first left-wing president in the history of Colombia on August 7, reports People's Dispatch.

Jonathan Sriranganathan discusses what it mean for a political party to follow the principle of “grassroots participatory democracy”.

Socialism and Freedom Party general secretary Israel Dutra outlines the increasingly dangerous political situation leading up to the October 2 national elections and how the left is fighting back.

Dickon Mitchell

Grenada’s centre-left opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party won the general elections held in the Caribbean country on June 23, reports People's Dispatch.

Backed by big business, mining companies and billionaires, Labor and the Coalition spent millions of dollars on political advertising to win votes, according to a new report by The Australia Institute. Isaac Nellist reports.

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