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Presidential Elections in Mexico
5 | July | 2018

Andrés Manuel Lopes Obrador was elected President of Mexico on 1 July with the promise of tackling the economic crisis and the growing corruption and violence in the country. It is the first time in decades that a left-wing politician achieves the Presidency in the second biggest economy of Latin America.

 

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General Elections in Turkey
3 | July | 2018

Sunday, the 24th of June, Turkish voters are heading to the polls to elect the President and the members of Parliament. The outcome of the early elections will be decisive for the future of the country and its political system: the possible victory of AKP and the reelection of President Erdogan will mean the consolidation of his power and the implementation of a presidential system, but Muharrem Ince’s vibrant campaign in the last few days may entail further polarization in society and the need for a runoff round.

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Syrian War: international escalation
3 | July | 2018

After a suspected chemical attack in opposition-held Douma on April 7, the US President announced a military response,  joined by France and the UK, against the Syrian regime. Russia alerted to the possible consequences of an intervention and, despite the escalation in international tensions, the UN Security Council failed to adopt three resolutions to establish responsibility for the attack.

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Presidential Election in Colombia
28 | June | 2018

The conservative candidate Ivan Duque (a protégé of former President Álvaro Uribe) won the second round of Colombia’s presidential election with 54% of the vote against left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro (42%). This ballot was marked by the polarization between the candidates and within society, and the outlook on the peace agreement, signed in 2016 with FARC, was one of the chief points of dissent between candidates.

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