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USA: Midterm elections 2022
22 | November | 2022

On November 8, Americans go to the polls in midterm elections to choose the House of Representatives, one third of the Senate, and 36 governors. The outcome of these elections will influence not only the next two years of Biden’s administration, but also transatlantic relations and support for Ukraine. On the other hand, many analysts believe that a Trump comeback and the future of American democracy are also at stake.

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Iran Protests
22 | November | 2022

The death of Mahsa Amini on 16 September after being detained by the morality police sparked a broad wave of protests in Iran that quickly evolved into a movement of protests against the regime. Despite the violent repression with which the regime has responded to the demonstrators, the protests have not died down.

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Brazil's presidential elections
4 | November | 2022

In a close vote and a record turnout, Lula da Silva was elected in the second round with 50.9 % of the votes. It is the first time in the history of Brazil that an incumbent President is not re-elected, in an electoral process that was probably the most polarised in Brazilian democracy. However, many supporters of the defeated candidate did not accept the results and took the streets in protests, closing roads and spreading fears that violence would take on destabilising proportions.

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Italy's Election
29 | september | 2022

The fall of Mario Draghi's Italian government on 20 July has caused a shock wave in the country and the calling of early parliamentary elections for 25 September. The polls indicate that the far-right Fratelli d'Italia party led by Giorgia Meloni, with neo-fascist roots, is likely to win in coalition with Matteo Salvini's Lega party and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia.

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