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Independent and progressive candidates won more than a two-thirds majority in the Constitutional Convention, which will draft Chile’s new constitution, reports Tanya Wadhwa.

With negotiations over forming a Catalan government bogged down and a repeat election looming, pro-independence forces have reached an unexpected agreement, reports Dick Nichols.

The Republican Party is waging a war on the movement for Black rights, while Donald Trump cheers on, writes Malik Miah.

Pablo Iglesias’s plan for the left to win the Madrid elections was simple: to inspire the workers and poor of the region surrounding the Spanish capital to vote, writes Dick Nichols.

The forced amalgamation of three councils in the inner west of Sydney has not worked and residents need to be given a say, argues Peter Boyle.

Jacob Andrewartha reports that Victorian Myanmar Youth and other Myanmar-based organisations protested on May 1 against the military coup in Myanmar.

A vigil for the martyrs was organised by the Myanmar community, reports Teik Lim.

Ecuador’s April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be, write Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores.

One hundred and eight leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party — the third largest party in the Turkish parliament — will face a show trial on April 26 that could see them imprisoned for life, reports Sarah Glynn.

The progressive Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey has called for international solidarity on April 26, reports Peter Boyle.

Ecosocialist party Inuit Ataqatigiit won Greenland's April 4 election, in what was effectively a referendum on an Australian company's proposed uranium and rare-earth elements mining project, reports Peter Boyle.

When studying the factors that led to the failure of US workers at Amazon to unionise, writes Malik Miah, we should learn from one of the greatest organising periods in the United States: the 1930s.

A parliamentary inquiry reveals the Berejiklian government's community grants scheme was a corrupt attempt to win political support, reports Jim McIlroy.

Next year's French elections will take place in a context where the parties of the left and right are in grave difficulty and the COVID-19 pandemic poses new problems for capitalists and anticapitalists alike, writes John Mullen.

The Republican Party is rallying again around Donald Trump, in an attempt to win the elections in 2022 and 2024, by restricting the non-white (especially Black) vote, reports Barry Sheppard.

Voting rights are under attack in the United States, reports Malik Miah. In 43 out of 50 states, legislation seeks to limit voting rights for Black and Brown citizens.

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