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The new faces of Europe's far-left

And so they rose, and took to the streets and squares of cities and towns, reclaiming the Agora, asking that democracy live up to its promise: in Spain, in Greece, in France, people demanded that elec

And so they rose, and took to the streets and squares of cities and towns, reclaiming the Agora, asking that democracy live up to its promise: in Spain, in Greece, in France, people demanded that elec

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Representative democracy is 'a bit rusty'

For more insight on the citizen’s movements mushrooming across Europe, we spoke to Albert Ogien, a French sociologist and senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

For more insight on the citizen’s movements mushrooming across Europe, we spoke to Albert Ogien, a French sociologist and senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

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Syriza faces internal battle as Tsipras requests party vote

Alexis Tsipras was welcomed with applause by members of his party, but has yet to reach a fairytale ending. Speaking in an old cinema, the Greek

Alexis Tsipras was welcomed with applause by members of his party, but has yet to reach a fairytale ending. Speaking in an old cinema, the Greek

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Golden Dawn rally in Athens provokes anti-fascist protests

In the Greek capital thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators took to the streets in a rally against far-right extremism. The protest was in response

In the Greek capital thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators took to the streets in a rally against far-right extremism. The protest was in response

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Greece: Syriza forms anti-bailout coalition government

Fresh from his Syriza party’s crushing victory at Sunday’s polls in Greece, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras has struck a deal to govern with a fellow

Fresh from his Syriza party’s crushing victory at Sunday’s polls in Greece, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras has struck a deal to govern with a fellow

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Greeks react with delight and trepidation to Syriza election win

The people of Greece are taking in Syriza’s momentous victory in the snap general election. Both Greek and European markets fell on Monday morning

The people of Greece are taking in Syriza’s momentous victory in the snap general election. Both Greek and European markets fell on Monday morning

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Celebrations as Syriza supporters look to a future without austerity

Jubilation in University Square in central Athens as thousands of Syriza supporters celebrated the landmark win by their anti-bailout party Syriza

Jubilation in University Square in central Athens as thousands of Syriza supporters celebrated the landmark win by their anti-bailout party Syriza

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Looming Syriza victory gets mixed reactions in Athens

As Greece’s leftist Syriza party looked set for a comfortable victory over the ruling conservatives in the Greek election, our reporter spoke to some

As Greece’s leftist Syriza party looked set for a comfortable victory over the ruling conservatives in the Greek election, our reporter spoke to some

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Is Greece's Syriza a paper tiger that will be tamed by government?

Is Greece about to face the music or can a new government get Brussels to change its tune? The last four years have seen the nation lurch from one

Is Greece about to face the music or can a new government get Brussels to change its tune? The last four years have seen the nation lurch from one

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European left-wing leaders enthusiastic about Greece snap elections

The news of the snap elections announced today after the third failure of Greek MPs to elect a president continues to ripple across the political and

The news of the snap elections announced today after the third failure of Greek MPs to elect a president continues to ripple across the political and

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Vazquez wins old job back as Uruguay's president

Seventy-five-year-old Tabare Vazquez has won Uruguay’s presidential run-off, allowing the leftist ruling coalition to extend its decade in power

Seventy-five-year-old Tabare Vazquez has won Uruguay’s presidential run-off, allowing the leftist ruling coalition to extend its decade in power

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Far-left Die Linke take charge of German region

Germany’s far-left Die Linke party, heir to the communist-era Socialist Unity Party, is set to take charge of a regional government for the first

Germany’s far-left Die Linke party, heir to the communist-era Socialist Unity Party, is set to take charge of a regional government for the first

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Podemos: Spanish indignation in Brussels' corridors of power

Having borrowed President Obama’s famous ‘Yes We Can’ slogan Podemos proved to be a success story of the EU elections in Spain last May. Created

Having borrowed President Obama’s famous ‘Yes We Can’ slogan Podemos proved to be a success story of the EU elections in Spain last May. Created

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EU Socialists set to meet in Paris

The leader of Europe’s left will meet in Paris tomorrow to discuss the future of the EU. French President Francois Hollande will host the

The leader of Europe’s left will meet in Paris tomorrow to discuss the future of the EU. French President Francois Hollande will host the

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New broom Matteo Renzi is elected as leader of Italy's centre-left

Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party has a new leader. Matteo Renzi who is Mayor of Florence has won a primary election for the post. The voting

Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party has a new leader. Matteo Renzi who is Mayor of Florence has won a primary election for the post. The voting

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Icon of German left Lothar Bisky dies

The former leader of the Left Party in Germany, Lothar Bisky, has died aged 71. Before German reunification he was a minor Communist official in

The former leader of the Left Party in Germany, Lothar Bisky, has died aged 71. Before German reunification he was a minor Communist official in

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Italy's divided parliament finally elects speakers

Italy’s new parliament has chosen speakers for the two legislative chambers at the second time of asking, but the centre-left alliance only just

Italy’s new parliament has chosen speakers for the two legislative chambers at the second time of asking, but the centre-left alliance only just

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Italy chooses centre-left canditate for election

Early indications suggest the head of Italy’s Democratic Party is in the lead in a vote to pick the centre-left candidate for next year’s general

Early indications suggest the head of Italy’s Democratic Party is in the lead in a vote to pick the centre-left candidate for next year’s general

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Italy centre-left set to choose new leader

The parties that make up Italy’s centre-left alliance voted on Sunday to choose their candidate to run for the job of prime minister. Around three

The parties that make up Italy’s centre-left alliance voted on Sunday to choose their candidate to run for the job of prime minister. Around three