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Poll: Mexico presidential race has tightened

Poll: Mexico presidential race has tightened | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A new poll suggests Mexico's presidential race is tightening.
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How to steal an election

How to steal an election | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
IT WAS another good day for North Korea’s Workers’ Party. On July 24th 2011, amid music and gongs, the late Kim Jong Il shuffled past queuing throngs to cast his vote in the country’s local elections.
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A house divided

A house divided | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
THE last time a government featuring Liberals tried to reform the House of Lords, the saga paralysed the nation.
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UK budget conundrum: can government help the rich and the poor?

UK budget conundrum: can government help the rich and the poor? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON — Fifty pence doesn’t buy you very much in austerity-hit Britain — except for a great deal of attention and heated argument.
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Cabinet 'bang table' over NHS win

Cabinet 'bang table' over NHS win | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Conservative and Lib Dems "bang" the table at a cabinet meeting to celebrate the impending passing of the NHS reforms into law, No 10 says.
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UK may give control of highways to private companies to lure investment, heal state finances

UK may give control of highways to private companies to lure investment, heal state finances | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron outlined proposals Monday for putting private companies in charge of the country’s roads in a bid to attract investment and heal public finances.
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Continuing attacks by radical Islamist sect see some flee north Nigeria, a ... - Washington Post

Continuing attacks by radical Islamist sect see some flee north Nigeria, a ... - Washington Post | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
www.worldbulletin.netContinuing attacks by radical Islamist sect see some flee north Nigeria, a ...Washington PostNNEWI, Nigeria — Gathered for discussions about a funeral, a town hall meeting held in northern Nigeria by members of a Christian ethnic...
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Chinese plan to escape China and give their children better future by learning to speak French

Chinese plan to escape China and give their children better future by learning to speak French | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
BEIJING — Thousands of people in China are trying to write their own ticket out of the country — in French.
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'This American Life' Retracts Episode on Apple's Suppliers in China - New York Times (blog)

'This American Life' Retracts Episode on Apple's Suppliers in China - New York Times (blog) | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)'This American Life' Retracts Episode on Apple's Suppliers in ChinaNew York Times (blog)The weekly public radio program “This American Life” said on Friday that it was retracting a critical report about Apple's suppliers in...
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UK public spending since 1963

UK public spending since 1963 | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Back when the Beatles were having their first number one, the government spent £12bn a year, now it's over £600bn.
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British royals plan to be heavily involved with Olympics - More Sports - SI.com

British royals plan to be heavily involved with Olympics - More Sports - SI.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON (AP) -- You can't hold the London Olympics without the British royals, now can you?
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Should tories and unions make peace?

Should tories and unions make peace? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The miners' strike of 1984-85 highlighted the divide between government and unions, as some say it is now time for them to build better links nearly 30 years on.
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Putin's Russia: What I saw as an election observer

Putin's Russia: What I saw as an election observer | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A volunteer election observer for Russia's presidential election, which Putin won, shares her insights on ballot-stuffing, absentee ballots, and civic-minded citizens.
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Vladimir Putin’s inner circle

Vladimir Putin’s inner circle | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
While political opponents of the president-elect are sentenced to prison, political cronyism is alive and well.
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Midas Touch: Those With Putin Ties Glow Brightly

Midas Touch: Those With Putin Ties Glow Brightly | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A close circle of friends, relatives, associates, colleagues from the security services and longtime advisers have grown fabulously wealthy during Vladimir V. Putin’s 12 years as Russia’s paramount leader.
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"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year message - Reuters

"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year message - Reuters | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
CBS News"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year messageReutersKhamenei to people: 'Buy Iranian' to stop 'foreign plots' * Price rises, sinking rial temper New Year celebrations * Thousands of wealthy Iranians head to beaches in UAE * Government ...
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Police and press 'were too close'

Police and press 'were too close' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The chief of the Metropolitan Police tells the Leveson inquiry that relations between police and press became too close in the past.
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One tweet, 10,000 followers: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei slips, briefly, through China censor

One tweet, 10,000 followers: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei slips, briefly, through China censor | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
BEIJING – The sudden appearance and rapid disappearance of dissident artist Ai Weiwei on China’s version of Twitter has provided a window into the zany, fast-paced and utterly incomprehensible world of social media censorship in the communist state.
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Russian Court Case Underscores Protesters' Concerns : NPR

Russian Court Case Underscores Protesters' Concerns : NPR | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A high-profile court case in Moscow has again put the spotlight on Russia's judiciary. Alexei Kozlov was convicted of charges of fraud and money laundering.
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Life on the breadline: welcome to the world of Britain's working poor

Life on the breadline: welcome to the world of Britain's working poor | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Yvonne Roberts takes Conservative MP Dan Poulter to Essex to see what life is like for a hidden demographic (Life on the breadline: welcome to the world of Britain's working poor http://t.co/dYC5K9Jy via @guardian...)...
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ACTING UP Russia's Civil Society Activists

ACTING UP Russia's Civil Society Activists | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
"ACTING UP Russia's Civil Society Activists", a playlist created by HumanRightsWatch (ACTING UP Russia's Civil Society Activists http://t.co/7GDeA3Pw...)...
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Another Tibetan Self-Immolates in China Protest - Voice of America

Another Tibetan Self-Immolates in China Protest - Voice of America | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The EconomistAnother Tibetan Self-Immolates in China ProtestVoice of AmericaFriday, 16 March 2012 Another Tibetan Self-Immolates in China Protest VOA Tibetan A 20-year-old Tibetan monk set himself on fire on Friday around 5pm in Ngaba in eastern Tibet...
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Mexico prepares for Pope visit and millions of visitors

Mexico prepares for Pope visit and millions of visitors | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
It takes a lot to prepare for the coming of the pope and the 3 million people the host Archdiocese of Leon says he is expected to draw.
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Nigeria: Government Begins Indirect Dialogue with Boko Haram ...

Nigeria's government has in the last week held its first indirect peace talks with Islamist sect Boko Haram, meeting mediators to discuss a possible ceasefire, political and diplomatic sources told Reuters on Thursday.
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Do you know anything about Russia? A quiz.

Do you know anything about Russia? A quiz. | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
How much do you know about this vast land? Find out with our quiz.
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