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Brazil's presidential elections
29 | september | 2022

Brazil will vote on October 2 to elect a new president in a scenario of strong political and social polarisation in which the debate between the two main candidates has been fierce and marked by violence between supporters. Polls indicate the advantage of former president Inácio Lula da Silva, but the incumbent, Jair Bolsonaro, promises he will "go to war" to stay in the presidency with accusations of electoral manipulation. Should no candidate reach 50% of the vote, Brazil will vote on a second round.

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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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Taiwan Crisis
12 | august | 2022

Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan provoked strong protests from Beijing, which in response adopted a series of retaliatory measures, such as aggressive military exercises around the island and a media campaign promoting the "One China" principle, and aggravating the tense relations between China and the United States.

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French presidential election
12 | april | 2022

As polls suggested, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face each other in the second round of the French presidential elections on April 24. However, the narrow advantage with which the incumbent president is starting against the far-right candidate, in an election marked by high abstention and poor electoral performance of the more traditional parties, has raised many questions in the French and international press about the future of the French political system and the impact on Europe.

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