Gabriel Boric: A pivotal victory in Chile

22nd December 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

The challenges in Chile are immense. One of the great problems of Latin American has been the lack of strategic vision in economic development. The example of China and the centrality of development of productive forces is very important.

Japan: Abe’s landslide in seats based on no increase in votes

25th October 2017 Socialist Action 0

By Jude Woodward

Shinzo Abe and his right wing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) swept to an outright victory in Japan’s snap General Election at the weekend.

His LDP/Komeito Party ruling coalition won over two-thirds – 313 – of the seats in the lower house of the Japanese Parliament. Taken together with the coalition’s existing two-thirds majority in the upper house, the election delivered a ‘super-majority’ for Abe which potentially allows him to take such steps as changing the Japanese constitution without consulting the opposition parties.