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  • State of the Left - Germany
    Jérémie Gagné and Michael Miebach - 25 June 2015
    Despite a solid performance in government, the SPD has gained little in the polls. Is it time for the party to think about non-voters?
  • State of the Left - Italy
    Mattia Guidi - 25 June 2015
    The Italian prime minister receives a set-back in local and regional elections. But which lessons should he now draw?
  • State of the Left - Canada
    Claudia Chwalisz - 25 June 2015
    After almost 10 years of Conservative government, Canadians have clearly had enough
  • State of the Left - Poland
    Jędrzej Włodarczyk - 25 June 2015
    After a dismal result in the presidential election, Polish social democrats face a triple threat
  • State of the Left - United States
    Daniella Gibbs Leger - 25 June 2015
    The Democrats’ presidential hopefuls must reconcile recognising the progress of the Obama years with presenting their own vision for the future
  • State of the Left - Mexico
    Arturo Franco - 25 June 2015
    Once a beacon of hope, Mexico’s divided left now stands at a crossroads
  • State of the Left - Netherlands
    René Cuperus - 25 June 2015
    Just as victory for our allies abroad can bolster confidence, we share in the despair of defeat
  • State of the Left - Ireland
    Eoin O’Malley - 25 June 2015
    Ireland’s referendum belies political apathy and offers political parties some lessons
  • State of the Left - Sweden
    Katrine Marçal - 24 June 2015
    Patriotic rhetoric and a programme for radical economic change lay at the heart of the appeal of Swedish social democracy
  • State of the Left - Denmark
    Kristian Weise - 24 June 2015
    The Social Democrats emerged the largest party in last week’s elections but had to concede power amid strong gains for the populist right

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