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Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva, like many other boys from poor Brazilian families, started his career as a bootblack. On his 57th birthday, 27 October 2002, he is elected president of Brazil. This is an... [Item of the Day]
In view of the presidential elections in Brazil in 1989 (the first direct elections since 1960), the Partido Comunista do Brasil launches a 20-point program for a peoples' front. The communists... [Item of the Day]
During Habibie's short presidency free elections were again held in Indonesia on June 7 1999, with 48 parties participating. The elections received massive media attention, nationally and... [Item of the Day]
The Dutch Nazi party, NSB, participated in the elections for Parliament only once, on May 26, 1937. It received 4.22 percent of the votes and four seats in the Second Chamber. This sticker asks the... [Item of the Day]
German women were allowed to vote for the first time on 19 January 1919. The Weimar Republic established this in the electoral law of November 1918. In the same month the Deutsche Demokratische... [Item of the Day]
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, citizens of the German Democratic Republic were also able to vote for West German parties. At the elections of March 18 the Christian Democratic CDU and DA gain 41.... [Item of the Day]
During the Russian parliamentary elections of 12 December 1993, Vladimir Zhirinovsky had an overwhelming success. His Liberal Democrat Party got nearly 25 percent of the vote. Zhirinovsky was liberal... [Item of the Day]