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Hollande humbled after drubbing in French elections

The French president Francois Hollande has addressed the nation after a humiliating round of local elections which saw his Socialist Party trounced by the centre-right UMP party on the weekend. VoR's Brendan Cole spoke to the Paris-based political commentator Gérard Carreyrou.

Libya unravels despite elections

Despite attempts by the Libyan government to steady the troubled country on the path to democracy, signs of malaise are everywhere.

EU ministers link GM crops approval to future elections

Leading EU agricultural nations remain steadfast in their battle against GM crops. Dozen national European ministers warn against approving GM maize and forebode protest voting during the next EU parliamentary elections in May.

Tokyo residents vote to choose new governor

Voters in Tokyo have gone to the polls to elect a new governor in a race widely seen as a popular verdict on the use of nuclear power.

Selling Candidates: It's all about marketing - Ex-Obama CTO

Elections have always been a spectacle in the US and no expense is spared to get candidates elected. And as Obama's campaign team demonstrated, modern technologies and social media are the latest weapons in the battle for an edge. How are these new tools changing the way we elect candidates and exercise democracy? How can they be harnessed to keep those we elect accountable?

Harper Reed, the former CTO for the Obama 2012 campaign, discusses these issues.

Selling Candidates:  It's all about marketing - Ex-Obama CTO

Euro-skeptic Farage tops poll ahead of elections

The UK Independence Party has managed to win over the hearts of the majority of the British public - that's according to a recent poll.

UKIP Hooray! Euro-skeptic Farage tops poll ahead of elections

Bangladeshis head to polls amid violence

At least eleven people have been killed in clashes between police and opposition supporters who set up to 100 polling stations on fire in a bid to disrupt general elections that threaten to deepen the crisis in the South Asian nation.

Bangladeshis head to polls amid violence

UKIP to win European Parliament elections

A Tory MP in the Britain says the UK Independence Party (UKIP) will win the European Parliament elections, pushing the Conservatives to an “embarrassing” third place.

Bangladesh deploys army ahead of Jan elections

Tens of thousands of troops are being deployed across Bangladesh to try to prevent potential political violence ahead of next month’s elections.

Defeated at the Polls, Frackers Attack Democracy in Colorado

Following major Election Day victories for anti-fracking campaigners in Colorado last month when four cities voted to ban the controversial oil and gas drilling technique, fossil fuel industry players have refused to accept defeat and are initiating legal battles that could potentially see those voter-approved referendums overturned.

Merkel allies talk tax rises in coalition overtures

Conservative allies of Germany's Angela Merkel said on Wednesday they might agree to raise taxes to help lure the defeated centre-left Social Democrats into a grand coalition that would keep the chancellor in power.

German chancellor candidate faces blackmail bid

Peer Steinbrueck, the Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) challenger to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in September 22 elections, has fallen victim to a blackmail bid.

Norway faces problem of too much oil money ahead of elections

Norway, which goes to the polls tomorrow, faces a strange problem: too much money.

Merkel sparks fury for going to beer tent after death camp

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ignited a furious political row by becoming the first post-war German leader to visit the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau and then going on to address a campaign rally for her conservative party in a noisy beer tent at a nearby fair.

Venezuela’s Chavez: Obama Should Govern His Own Country and not “Invade” Others

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has commented on the re-election of US president Barack Obama, while urging his own state governor candidates to maintain their commitment “with the people” and not the “local bourgeoisie.”

The Golden Dawn in Italy

First it was Greece. Now it's Italy.

Institutionalized state assassinations and the November 6 election

With barely a week and a half to go until the November 6 presidential elections, the entire spectrum of the American pseudo-left is exerting maximum efforts to turn out votes for Obama with the claim that the reelection of the incumbent Democrat would represent the “lesser of two evils.”

The Zio Election from Hell!

How the Zionists Control America and Lead US to Endless War and Bankruptcy!

The Zio Election from Hell!

ROBAMA

A freak accident at the Obama/Romney presidential debate.

ROBAMA | ADHD

Two-Party Dictatorship: Third parties invisible if ignored by corporate media?

With only one US presidential debate left before the voters make their final choice, the two major candidates are more less tied in polls. The duel between Obama and Romney has already been dubbed America's most popular reality show, but it's a very small cast. RT talks to Wes Benedict, founder and President of Libertarian Booster PAC, which helps Libertarian political candidates in the US.

Two-Party Dictatorship: Third parties invisible if ignored by corporate media?

Republicans Stealing 2012 Election in Broad Daylight

Brad Friedman, Investigative Journalist at BradBlog.com, joins David Pakman to discuss the increasing numbers of election fraud and voter suppression tactics from Republicans.

Republicans Stealing 2012 Election in Broad Daylight

Second Ad Featuring PM Netanyahu Airs in Florida

The ad, which will air in Miami, West Palm Beach and Ft. Myers, is the work of a tax-exempt non-profit organization called Secure America Now, which due to its c4 tax status, is not required to disclose its donors.

A Hall of Shame for Venezuelan Elections Coverage

This contrast in the media’s priorities is symptomatic of the overwhelmingly disgraceful portrayal of Venezuela’s elections. The Hall of Shame that follows is a sampling of some of the most typical distortions, gratuitous slurs, and incorrect predictions that readers have been exposed to over the past few weeks.

Voting for death

America, you are a nation of enablers and apologists for tyranny and mass murder. You condemn the Nazi and gulag guards of times past ,even as you celebrate your own mercenaries and torturers, and cheer the unspeakable crimes committed by your sons and daughters. You don’t care who you kill, as long as your soldiers are paid, and your munitions factories are humming.

Venezuela Election Results: Hugo Chavez Declared Winner

President Hugo Chávez has retained power in Venezuela, after defeating opponent Henrique Capriles, by a comfortable victory of 900,000 votes.

Mitt for Brains: "We'll arm the Syrian rebels – but only those who share our values"

Mitt Romney is signalling a more active policy on the Syrian uprising than Barack Obama, calling explicitly for weapons deliveries to rebel forces and framing the conflict in geostrategic terms as one which can lead to defeat for Iran, Bashar al-Assad's principal ally.

Election Campaign in Venezuela: Chavez Opposition Disintegrating

Days ahead of October 7, Bolivarianism looks sure to win. Imagine if America and EU countries prioritized its principles. Instead of neoliberal austerity-caused hard times, prosperity might be just around the corner or perhaps firmly established.

Obama Voter Says "Vote for Obama" because he gives free phones

Obamaphone Lady, a protester outside of Romney rally explains how Obama gives all minorities free phones and that is why they should vote for him. She told the film maker that she was not being paid to protest. Others in the group said that all were from SEIU. 

Original Obamaphone Lady: Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone

Not a Gaffe, but the Real Romney

There was something missing from the release of a tape showing Mitt Romney pandering to fat cats in Boca Raton, Florida with these very inflammatory words: “There are 47 percent who are with him, (Obama) who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. These are people who pay no income tax.” Romney said his job “is not to worry about those people.”

A marriage of morons - Romney and Netanyahu

Once upon a time, President Richard Nixon wanted to appoint a certain lawyer to the US Supreme Court.

“But the man is a complete moron!” one senator exclaimed.

“So what,” answered another, “There are a great many morons in the US, and they have a right to be represented in the court as much as any other sector of society.”

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