Populism

Ernesto Samper: Rightist populism demonizes migrants

 06/20/2017 - 04:28
Colombian Former President Ernesto Samper, speaks during a press meeting in La Paz, Bolivia, on June 19, 2017. EFE/Martin Alipaz
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Former Colombian President said Monday in Bolivia that rightist populist movements around the world demonize and criminalize migrants to gain favor with their voters.

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Colombian Former President Ernesto Samper, speaks during a press meeting in La Paz, Bolivia, on June 19, 2017. EFE/Martin Alipaz

Emmanuel Macron: for a new European Community

 05/15/2017 - 14:00
The challenge of the new French president will be to negotiate a European remodeling, in a continental political model dominated by Germany. In the photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets French President Emmanuel Macron (L) upon his arrival at the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on May 15, 2017. EFE / Carsten Koall
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After his victory in the national elections, Emmanuel Macron was invested yesterday as the new president of France. His slogan was clear: the European Union must be relaunched.

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The challenge of the new French president will be to negotiate a European remodeling, in a continental political model dominated by Germany. In the photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets French President Emmanuel Macron (L) upon his arrival at the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on May 15, 2017. EFE / Carsten Koall

OP-ED]: Trump is hurting America’s friends abroad

 05/10/2017 - 09:26
t is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File
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There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.

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It is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File

Heating Up: Macron and Le Pen clash in TV debate ahead of France election

 05/04/2017 - 04:57
Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on 03 May that will showcase their starkly different visions of France's future ahead of this weekend's presidential election run-off. EPA/ERIC FEFERBERG / POOL

 The two presidential candidates of France, the socio-liberal Emmanuel Macron and the far right Marine Le Pen, held a brutal televised debate on Wednesday evening, three days before the presidential runoff elections on May 7.

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Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on 03 May that will showcase their starkly different visions of France's future ahead of this weekend's presidential election run-off. EPA/ERIC FEFERBERG / POOL

Face to Face: French Voters Choose Centrist and Far-Right Candidates for Presidency

 04/24/2017 - 02:17
French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Emmanuel Macron (Center) and Marine Le Pen (far right) advanced to the runoff in France’s presidential elections on May 7. After the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and the US vote for the political novice Donald Trump as president, the French presidential race is the latest election to shake up establishment politics by kicking out the figures that stood for the status quo. 

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French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

What to expect from Ecuador’s new president

 04/19/2017 - 03:51
Members of Ecuadorian military forces guard electoral packages of the second round of the last presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, on 18 April 2017. EFE/Jose Jacome

Ecuador"s National Electoral Council (CNE) kicked off the recount of more than 1.2 million of the votes cast during the presidential election last April 2 that pitted the ruling party"s Lenin Moreno against opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso to choose the successor to President Rafael Correa.

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Members of Ecuadorian military forces guard electoral packages of the second round of the last presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, on 18 April 2017. EFE/Jose Jacome

When Washington sneezes, all Europe catches a cold

 03/29/2017 - 12:30
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The reversion of the famous nineteenth-century proverb is the accurate description of what seems to be happening in international politics: roles have not only been reversed, but are now traversing an ocean.

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Dutch Elections: "We Rejected Populism"

 03/16/2017 - 06:16

The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has seen off a challenge from the anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders to claim a resounding victory in parliamentary elections widely seen as a test for resurgent nationalism before other key European polls.

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Leader of the Populist and anti-immigrant Durch party Geert Wilders acknowledged defeat and promised strong opposition in the Netherlands. EPA/ROBIN UTRECHT

[OP-ED]: The Return of the center

 02/28/2017 - 15:33

Polls indicate that the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, is leading the field of candidates in the first round with about 25 percent of the vote. But in the second round, which pits only the two front-runners against one another, Macron is projected to beat her handily. EFE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

By now it is settled wisdom that we are witnessing the rise of radical forces on the left and right around the globe. Populists of both varieties, who share a disdain for globalization, are energized, and certain that the future is going their way. But the center is rising again, even in the heart of the old world.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:19pm
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Polls indicate that the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, is leading the field of candidates in the first round with about 25 percent of the vote. But in the second round, which pits only the two front-runners against one another, Macron is projected to beat her handily. EFE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-Semitism rising across West as result of 'populism and isolationism'

 01/26/2017 - 04:03
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The Head of the European Jewish Congress warned of his 'deep concern' about Anti-Semitism rising across West as result of 'populism and isolationism', reports The Independent.

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A ceremony in Israel in honor of the victims of the Holocaust, on Jan 25th. EFE/Abir Sultan

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