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From ‘get married’ to getting elected – women a record one-third of candidates in Japan poll

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Less than a year ago, voters in Japan had to look very hard to find a woman’s name on ballot papers for the lower house election. But as the country prepares to go to the polls again this weekend, they are comparative...

Colombia election: Gustavo Petro elected first leftist president – video

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Colombia has elected the former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro as president, making him the South American country’s first leftist head of state. It follows similar victories for the left in Peru, Chile and Honduras....

Colombia election: Gustavo Petro elected first leftist president – video

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Colombia has elected the former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro as president, making him the South American country’s first leftist head of state. It follows similar victories for the left in Peru, Chile and Honduras....

Colombia election: Gustavo Petro elected first leftist president – video

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Colombia has elected the former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro as president, making him the South American country’s first leftist head of state. It follows similar victories for the left in Peru, Chile and Honduras....

‘True to our values’: partisan warrior elected as new leader of Australian Liberals after crushing defeat

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Australia’s defeated conservative party, the Liberals, has elected a partisan warrior who has promised the party will return to the concerns of everyday people in opposition. On Monday, Peter Dutton, long one of the m...

Bristol votes to scrap directly elected mayoral role

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Bristol’s Labour mayor has suffered a blow after the city voted to end the role. Marvin Rees, the first person of black African heritage to become a directly elected mayor in a major European city, will serve out his ...

Malawian campaigner makes history as country’s first elected MP with albinism

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The first Malawian with albinism to become an elected MP took his seat in the new parliament on Monday, making history in the southern African country. It also marks a significant milestone in a continent where people...

Michelle Wu becomes Boston’s first woman and person of color to be elected mayor

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Michelle Wu has made history after being elected as mayor of Boston, becoming the first woman and person of color elected to the position in almost 200 years. “From every corner of our city, Boston has spoken. We are ...

Johnson’s disregard for rules helped him get elected – but it’s starting to wear thin

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Are we nearly there yet? It is the backseat question that haunts long journeys, except in Britain’s pandemic road trip the impatient whine comes from the driver. Boris Johnson was itching for a release from the moment...

TV tonight: the civil rights lawyer elected Philadelphia’s top lawman

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A remarkable eight-part series from Storyville, following the election of outsider and progressive prosecutor Larry Krasner to become district attorney of Philadelphia – a city with one of the highest incarceration r...

Labour’s Tracy Brabin elected first mayor of West Yorkshire

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Labour’s Tracy Brabin has been elected as the first mayor of West Yorkshire, setting up another byelection in a marginal seat targeted by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives. Brabin was named as the inaugural West Yorkshire...

Liverpool chooses UK’s first directly elected black female mayor

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Liverpool has made history by choosing the UK’s first directly elected black female mayor and the first woman to lead the city. The election of Joanne Anderson was one of the few good news stories for Labour on Friday...

Hong Kong: directly elected seats slashed as China brings in voting system changes

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Beijing has approved a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system as part of its efforts to consolidate its increasingly authoritarian grip on the global financial hub. The new measures include slashing the num...

Italian ex-prime minister Enrico Letta elected to lead Democratic party

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A former Italian prime minister, Enrico Letta, has been elected leader of the centre-left Democratic party (PD), the second largest party in Mario Draghi’s government, as another former prime minister, Giuseppe Conte,...