presidential election

May 21, 2012
Official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 13, 2009. Photo: Pete Souza

Hope and disappointment: Obama's heartbreaking record

Gerry Caplan
That a black man could win the presidency was literally a dream come true. But no one knew exactly what that was, and almost four years later, it's still hard to know, harder than anyone expected.
May 8, 2012

François Hollande's Socialist France

Masses of people thronged Place de la Bastille -- symbolically representative of the French revolution -- to cheer the electoral victory May 6 of French Socialist Party candidate François Hollande.
Apr 24, 2012

Europe counts in French elections

France, which for decades has been split between left and right, with Presidential elections being decided 51 to 49 per cent on that basis, now is also splitting over attitudes towards Europe.
Jan 24, 2012

Harper takes Republican allies

Close observers of U.S. politics were surprised to see Newt Gingrich win the South Carolina primary. Of equal surprise to Canadians was seeing Gingrich single out Stephen Harper in his victory speech.
Jan 21, 2010

Sri Lanka: Battle for the presidency

Kshama Ranawana
Deeply divided Sri Lankan citizens go to the polls on Jan. 26 to vote in a president in its first major post-war electoral exercise.
Dec 12, 2009

Witnessing election fraud in Honduras

On November 29, the leaders of the coup in Honduras held an election that most of the population boycotted. B.C. Teachers Federation president Irene Lanzinger was there.
Oct 20, 2009

Afghan election finalized -- almost

Dave Markland
Officials are ready to announce that Karzai won less than half the vote in the Aug. 20 elections. The Obama administration supports a deal to avert a run-off vote.
Jan 16, 2009

Here's the real Obama question

There's another kind of change in politics: not marking it but making it. It's unclear whether Barack Obama will initiate this kind of active change.
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