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Runoff in Chile: For Defeating Kast and the Right, without Confidence in Boric or His Project

Gabriel Boric’s wide margin of victory over José Antonio Kast in today’s Chilean presidential vote was a surprise. It was a rejection of the strengthening of the Right wing in the first round of the elections. Now that fight against the Right must move to the streets, where the demands from the October 2019 rebellion must be raised again.

La Izquierda Diario Chile

December 20, 2021

The Far Right and the Reformist Left Will Face Off in Chile’s Presidential Elections

In the first round of presidential elections in Chile, the far-right politician José Antonio Kast won 28 percent. The 35-year-old former student leader Gabriel Boric reached 25 percent. The two main traditional parties did not reach a runoff. Trotskyists got 50,000 votes.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 22, 2021

A Historic Result for the Left Front in Argentina: Almost 1.3 Million Votes and Four Seats in Congress

At the midterm elections on Sunday, the center-left government of Alberto Fernández suffered a defeat. The Left Front, a coalition of working-class socialist groups, had its best result ever, with 1,270,540 votes across the country. This is an inspiration for socialists around the world.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 15, 2021

Why the Elections This Sunday in Argentina Are Important for Socialists Everywhere

The Workers Left Front — Unity stands to win more than a million votes in Sunday’s election in Argentina. The socialist Left can become an independent force in other countries as well.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 12, 2021

Nicaragua: An Orchestrated Election Day for President Ortega

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega is seeking a fourth presidential term. The elections are taking place in the middle of a major national crisis, the division of the bourgeois opposition, and threats by U.S. imperialism.

Milton D'León

November 7, 2021

Election Night 2021: The Right Strikes Back

A combination of Trumpism, the absence of a left-wing movement, right-wing identity politics, and the failures, and betrayals of the Biden administration made Tuesday's elections play out well for the right-wing across the country.

Ezra Brain

November 3, 2021

Elections in Virginia: Between Trumpist Culture Wars and Clinton’s Right-Hand Man

Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe is in a dead heat with his Republican opponent ahead of Tuesday’s gubernatorial race in Virginia. The vote will be seen as a referendum on the Biden presidency and Trump's plans for a comeback.

Ezra Brain

November 1, 2021

Racist Twitter Attacks from France’s Far Right Demand Anasse Kazib’s “Remigration”

After the success of the rally to launch Anasse Kazib’s revolutionary presidential campaign in France, the extreme Right has been busy pouring out its hatred. Trending on Twitter is a call for the candidate’s “remigration” — meaning, of course, deportation from France. A counter-campaign has been launched to win the widest support for Kazib against these attacks.

Révolution Permanente

October 23, 2021

Revolutionary Campaign for French Presidency Launched in Paris

More than 450 people rallied last night in Paris to launch the Anasse Kazib 2022 campaign for the French presidency. It was an electric, revolutionary atmosphere with guests from working-class struggles giving fiery speeches, interspersed with slogans chanted by the entire room.

Paul Morao

October 21, 2021