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Iran Protests
24 | January | 2023

TThe death of Mahsa Amini on September 16 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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Taiwan Crisis
16 | October | 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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