elections

The Guardian • elections

Issue #1991

Official applauds HK’s new electoral system for balancing social interests, promoting democracy

Hong Kong’s overhauled electoral system balances the interests of the city

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Issue #2011

French legislative vote

Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his party France Insoumise (France unbowed (to the neoliberal turn)), the socialists, communists, and others have pulled off the electoral stunner of...

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Issue #2014

Left victory in Colombia

The electoral victory of Gustavo Petro in Colombia is, without a doubt, one of the most significant political developments in Latin America in the last...

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Issue #2031

“Brazil Is Back,”  Says Lula After Election Victory

“Today, we are telling the world that Brazil is back and is too big to be relegated to the sad role of a pariah,” he...

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Issue #1958

Lula cleared to run against Bolsonaro after Supreme Court ruling

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is clear to run against Jair Bolsonaro in next year’s presidential election ...

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Issue #2003

CP of Pakistan: statement on current situation in Pakistan

The new setup in Pakistan has been established with the democratic parliamentary facade that has brought an unceremonious end to the Imran government. But the...

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Issue #1966

Peru elects a left-wing president

Pedro Castillo has been confirmed as the next President of Peru after a neck and neck election, defeating Keiko Fujimori.

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Issue #2003

Macron and Le Pen face off in the 2022 French presidential election

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will once again face off in the second round of the French presidential election in a repeat of the...

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Issue #1969

“We deserve respect and peace”

The Nicaraguan government has expressed concerns over foreign interference in its upcoming 7th November general election to determine the next President ...

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Issue #1970

Brazil: Caught between hope and despair

Brazil’s next general election is scheduled to be held next year, on the 2nd October. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers’...

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Issue #1993

Whole-process people’s democracy is a high quality democracy

While the US is dragging some of its so-called “valued allies” to hold the Summit for Democracy, the world is increasingly troubled by questions such...

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Issue #1957

Peru’s electoral authority declares presidential runoff June 6

On a more than 10-hour election day, Peruvians went to the polls to elect their new president; however, the campaign will be extended until June 6 with the second-round runoff.

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Issue #1968

Chile: Poll favours communist candidate in presidential election

According to a survey released on Monday, Daniel Jadue, the candidate for the Communist Party of Chile, is positioned at the top of the polls for the upcoming presidential elections of next November 21.

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Issue #2033

LETTER

Dear Editor, I am very happy about the recent victory of Lula in regaining the presidency of Brazil, but he has a lot of work...

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Issue #1957

Britain’s local elections will see largest number of communist candidates since 1980s

On May 6, voters in Britain will go to the polls in local elections that will see the largest number of candidates representing the Communist Party (CPB) since the early 1980s.

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Issue #1976

New rules set to target minor parties

The Morrison Government has introduced a raft of bills that will make it more difficult for minor parties to enter the nation’s Federal Parliament.

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Issue #1995

Far-right surges as French elections draw near

With the French presidential elections little over two months away, the first round scheduled for the 10th April, polls show a surging far right and...

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Editorial Issue #1949

Coalition, ALP condemn communism as “Extreme”

On the 3rd of February, the Senate, unfortunately, passed a motion to condemn “all […] extremist groups which seek to promote fascism, communism, anarchism, violence and bigotry in our community.”

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Issue #2004

Timor-Leste elections 2022

In a conclusive victory in the recent Timor-Leste presidential elections, José Ramos-Horta, a former foreign affairs Minister, Prime Minister and President, became the new President...

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Issue #2033

Workers’ rights up for grabs

Ahead of the upcoming Victorian State Election on the 26th November, labour rights are on the ballot once more. The Andrews Labor government has made...

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Issue #1991

Season’s greetings and for a better 2022: the people need socialism more than ever

As we approach the end of 2021, we must reflect on how almost two years of COVID-19 have changed people’s lives.

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Issue #2006

Election 2022: where do the major parties stand on housing?

Heading into the 2022 Federal Election on 21st May, housing is once again a major issue. The cost of housing increased by twenty-five per cent...

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Issue #1996

Brisbane branch campaign against AUKUS, casualisation, and climate change

There is no rest for the Brisbane Branch of the CPA as we continue our campaign against the IR omnibus Bill, the AUKUS nuclear submarine...

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Issue #2005

Preparing for war does not preserve peace

Everyday in our news cycle the drums of of war become louder. Last month, however, that messaging received a massive boost when Defence Minister Peter...

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Issue #2007

Back the call for a 5.5 per cent wage increase

Earlier this month, amid predictable outcry from the Coalition, Anthony Albanese voiced his support for a 5.1 per cent increase in wages, to keep pace...

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Issue #2004

Macron beats Le Pen but growth of French fascism continues

French President Emmanuel Macron has won re-election against far-right rival Marine Le Pen. The first French president to be re-elected in twenty years, Macron’s margin...

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Issue #1955

WA election a double-edged sword for workers

Western Australians went to the polls on the 13th of March in a historic state election. The Australian Labor Party (ALP), coming from a substantial majority in the last election, obliterated the two other major parties, and Premier Mark McGowan retained his seat for another term.

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Issue #2007

Keep money out of politics

Climate action has been at the centre of the 2022 Australian Federal Election. The two major parties are flexing their climate credentials, with the Coalition...

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Issue #1997

Why the WA newspapers fight matters to all of us

In our democracy, we value the principle of one person, one vote. We would be outraged if the richer you are the more votes you...

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Issue #2008

Looking ahead to a Labor government

It’s official: Anthony Albanese has been sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister. At the time of writing, no seats in the House of Representatives...

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Issue #2009

Dingo

Hedge fund shark George Soros’ speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos last week was essentially an anti-communist diatribe, seeing communism correctly as a...

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Issue #1978

Vale Fred Paterson

Born on the 13th June 1897 on a pig farm at Gladstone, Fred Paterson became the first communist elected to a state parliament in Australia.

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Issue #2016

Climate action looming as first Parliamentary sitting approaches

Parliament is meeting at the end of this month for the first time since the 2022 Federal Election with promises of significant reforms, including climate...

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Issue #2007

Who rules Australia?

One of the striking features of federal elections is their increasingly undemocratic nature and Americanisation. Much of the electioneering by major parties has been short...

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Issue #1996

Where’s our federal anti-corruption commission?

There were many issues driving the 2019 federal election – wages and the cost of living, climate change, and negative gearing, among others. One issue,...

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Issue #2008

Smashing the two-party system is possible

The Communist Party of Australia predicted a government where Greens, progressives and independents would play an important role. At the time of making this statement...

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Issue #2006

Toothless tiger in the capitalist jungle

The question of the integrity of government has emerged as a major issue in the lead-up to the May 21st federal elections as Prime Minister...

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Issue #2004

Jobs jobs jobs! Liberals ignore quality over quantity

Once again, one of the LNP’s go-to slogans for the upcoming federal election is “Jobs Jobs Jobs!” After Labor leader Albanese was raked over the...

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Issue #2008

Fight for change

“We want change,” was the message to the major parties. The Liberals copped a routing as millions of people sought change. Most of the Murdoch...

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Issue #2004

Politicians treat marginalised peoples as props

E Lennon As the two major parties press towards a 21st May election day, their treatment of marginalised peoples worsens. People with Disability Australia (PWD)...

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Editorial Issue #1986

Morrison gov’t wants to restrict your vote

Our democracy is, yet again, under attack.

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Issue #2006

VOTE THEM OUT

The Coalition Morrison government has got to go. On Saturday 21st May vote them out! The Communist Party of Australia rejects the undemocratic electoral system...

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Issue #2009

Feet on the ground

After nine years of corrupt, anti-people, climate deniers in office, the newly elected Albanese Labor government faces many challenges. Expectations of real change are high,...

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Issue #2004

For a workers’ democracy

At the end of this month, Australians will participate in another federal election. Our elections, an expression of bourgeois democracy, are often presented as an...

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Issue #2004

Boot the Coalition out!

The Coalition government has comprehensive plans to destroy militant trade unions and give employers arbitrary powers and unfettered rights over workers in the workplace. The...

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