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Benami Voters and Laundering Elections with Aadhaar

The use of Aadhaar by governments fits the classical definition of electoral malpractice as it constitutes manipulation of electoral processes and outcomes so as to substitute personal or partisan benefit for the public interest. Such malpractice threatens the integrity of an election as it is extensive, systematic and decisive. Electoral Malpractice Sarah Birch, author of…

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Assembly Verdict: BJP is Biggest Loser

Assembly Verdict: BJP is Biggest Loser The final results have not yet been declared but counting is fairly advanced and one thing is clear: BJP has suffered a major setback in all the three states it was ruling – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In Telangana, its vote has declined and its seats have gone…

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Corbyn Triumphant at Labour Conference

Corbyn Triumphant at Labour Conference After a summer in which Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced endless vitriol from the right in the party and the media, Labour’s conference in October 2018 was a triumph. Commitments from the platform and the decisions of delegates on crucial areas will lead to an even more radical manifesto for…

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The Way Forward for Socialists in Brazil

The Way Forward for Socialists in Brazil The devastating victory of extreme right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections on October 28 left many across the world shocked and wondering how someone who openly preaches hate and violence could have won. Claudia Fanti, an Italian journalist, spoke to João Pedro Stedile of the national…